Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Following their closed-doors meeting with the Secretary General of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (known under its French acronym USFP), Driss Lachgar, in the middle of this week, the youth section of the USFP released a communiqué categorically denying that they did vote for the adhesion of a youth section from the polisario front in the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) organization.
In their communiqué, the youth section stressed that they are even suspending their participation in all activities of the IUSY, stressing that “a lot of breaches took places,” mainly from “a Swedish participant who transgressed all norms of democracy that should be instilled in international organizations.”
The communiqué is a crystal-clear flip-flop in the position of the USFP youth section, especially given the fact that Abdellah Sibari, the secretary general of the youth section, told Moroccan news outlet Akhbar Al Yaoum few days ago that they [USFP youth members participating in the IUSY] have indeed voted for the adhesion of a youth section from the polisario front in the IUSY, noting that “the vote was pragmatic in the first place,” and further stressing that, ” it was a tactical move aimed to gain the voice of the youth section of the Sakia El Hamra region, in a bet to reach the presidency of the organization’s council.”
It is worth reminding that the vote sparked a lot of controversy in Morocco to the point Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, was asked in the Moroccan parliament “to open in expedition an investigation” about the vote as it is undermining Morocco’s integrity and a breach of Morocco’s constitution.
The Moroccan Times.