Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- In the post-gaze of what is being known now in Morocco as the “Two Francs scandal”, an affair triggered by Charafat Afilal, the Moroccan Minister Delegate in Charge of Water to the Minister of Energy –She said on the Moroccan national TV Al-Aoula that the pensions of Moroccan parliamentarians, though very considerable for mainstream Moroccans, “are just two Francs,” meaning a trivial amount of money– Moroccans managed, until the very time of writing these lines, to rally more than 50000 signatures, to then send their petition to the highest authority in the Kingdom, King Mohammed VI, in a bet that the Moroccan monarch will accept the signatures and cancel the pensions of parliamentarians and ministers.
The petition was sent yesterday to King Mohammed VI’s royal court as the featured image above illustrates.
The petition initiative was triggered by very-popular Moroccan journalist and activist Mayssa Salama Ennaji.
It is worth reminding that Charafat Afilal’s statement triggered an unparalleled uproar in Morocco, especially on social media.
The sum she described as trivial ranges between MAD 5,000 to MAD 8,000 per month and is, as a matter of fact, way above the average salary in Morocco, an amount deemed around MAD 2500.
The Moroccan Times.