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Tangiers #Feb20 members joining the RNI: News or propaganda?

First, the news came out in this article in Annahar Al Maghrebia about an apparent split in the Feb20 movement in the Tangiers and Tetouan region.  Then Moncef Belkhayat, Minister of Youth and Sports, confirmed that the majority of the Feb20 youth from Tangiers joined his Party, the National Rally of Independents (RNI).  The reasons … Continue reading

Morocco’s Constitutional Referendum: Yes, No or Boycott? ~ #Feb20

King Mohammed VI in Morocco has presented his much anticipated Constitutional reform and asked Moroccans to vote “yes.” He stated: “I shall vote “Yes” because I am convinced that the draft Constitution’s democratic essence will provide a strong impetus for the final settlement of the just cause of the Moroccan Sahara, on the basis of … Continue reading

Bracing for the post-constitutional referendum phase ~ #feb20

On March 9th, when King Mohammed VI made his much anticipated constitutional reform speech, the streets of Morocco along with many Moroccan Facebook Walls buzzed with excitement. A most skeptic Moroccan tweeted on that day: “This was beyond what I had expected!“ The King had personally embraced the urgency of change, as he promised to … Continue reading