The first session of oral questions of the legislative year started last week, to say the least, very windy…
Milouda Hazeb, Head Representative of the Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM), and Lahcen Daoudi, Minister of Higher Education, engaged in a verbal debate that forced the president of the session to bring it to a halt point, though it was Milouda Hazeb’s “mistake” as she kept interrupting the Minister in his assigned time while Daoudi did not interrupt her when she was speaking.
It all started when Milouda lauded of critics Daoudi about a former decision taken by a previous government not to allow teachers to further their higher education.
When Daoudi took the floor to answer the critics, he said that he was astonished because Milouda, before joining the PAM, “was part of the party that brought forth the leaflet in question.” Daoudi said: “is the one who committed the crime denouncing it ?”
Apparently, Milouda did not like Mr. Daoudi’s answer and a windy clash erupted as soon as he reiterated that “is the one who committed the crime denouncing it?”
Milouda shouted loudly, interrupting the Minister in his assigned time, “We are not talking about parties here,” and then, Daoudi answered saying “Gelsi Lard,” which may be translated in English as “Behave Yourself.”
The verbal spat prompted the president of the session, who was caught raging as he could not contain the situation, to strike his gavel against the sound board furiously and declare the session “closed.”
The Moroccan Times.