February 1, 2023

The head of the National Association of Independents in the House of Representatives, Mohamed Giat, criticized the government for delaying the issuance of a law on public opinion polls.

Giat indicated during oral questions in the House of Representatives today, Monday, that the association’s opinion poll “questions state institutions” and its results are advertised on social media platforms, indicating that opinion polls should respect ” reliable controls and methodology and generally accepted standards.”

Mohamed El Mahdi Bensaid, Minister of Culture, Youth and Communications, responded to the parliamentarian from the Prime Minister’s Party, saying: “The government is incapable of doing anything related to reforms”, explaining that
“Legislation is the joint work of government and parliament.”

Last week, the Moroccan Citizenship Center published a survey that said 95 percent of the approximately 2,000 Moroccans surveyed were “dissatisfied with the actions of the government of Aziz Ahannoush in the case of price increases in general and on fuel in particular, while 5 percent of them expressed their satisfaction with the government’s response to this case.

Also, 91 percent of those surveyed expressed their dissatisfaction with the measures taken by the government to combat corruption, which was approved by only 9 percent of more than 2,000 Moroccans from all regions of Morocco who took part in a survey conducted by the Moroccan Anti-Corruption Center. Citizenship in the period from October 20 to November 12, 2022.

Social media users made up the majority of respondents, with 93 percent expressing dissatisfaction with the government’s measures to protect the middle class, while 10 percent said they were satisfied with them.
The Moroccan Citizenship Center is an association established in 2021. She works to engage citizens in the monitoring and evaluation of public policy through the development of the Citizenship Barometer initiative to measure citizen satisfaction with public services.
This initiative led to the completion of a study on “outrageous practices in public space” at the end of 2021, as well as a study on “the degree of satisfaction of citizens with the results of social dialogue” in May 2022, in addition to the “barometer of citizens’ satisfaction with the collective services provided to them on the land of Skhirat prefecture “. Temara.

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