Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- While speaking last weekend in the Moroccan city of Salé, in the wake of a national gathering of the Justice and Development party, Morocco’s head of the government, Abdellilah Benkirane, said that “the general parliamentary elections are initially scheduled to take place in September, but can be delayed until November or December.”
Benkirane did not shed any light on the reasons that may lead to this postponing.
Moroccan political analyst Manar Slimi said that “the postponing decision may be due to the delay that occurred in the previous parliamentary elections of 2011, rendering the current parliamentary mandate unconstitutional.”
“The mandate won’t last 5 years as the constitution stipulates in case it is ended [the current mandate] next September,” Slimi stressed.
The Moroccan Times.