Under the motto ” Consolidating participatory democracy on the horizon of a new social contract “, the “ Coalition for Democracy »led by Hamid Shabat, the former general secretary of the Istiqlal Party, announced the holding of its founding congress on Sunday 12 June.
In a press release, the Coalition for democracy” indicated that the opening session of this constitutive congress, in which speakers from all over the Kingdom will participate, will be marked by the interventions of the president of the preparatory commission and representatives of human rights associations, organizations national calendars, but also by the presence of guests from the world of culture, media and art.
Signed by the head of the Preparatory Committee, lawyer Zhi Asdour, the communiqué underlined that the congress will see, at the organizational level, the discussion and approval of the draft basic law, and the election of the organizational structures, the president of the Coalition, the National Council and the Executive Board.
According to sources within Hamid Chabat’s new party, this new civilian structure has nothing to do with the Front des Forces Démocratiques (FFD), from which Chabat was “fired”. This new formation will combine political and trade union action, but this does not mean that it will be a partisan framework, although it will include several names belonging to a number of political parties.
As to whether Hamid Chabat, the former secretary general of the Istiqlal Party, will lead this coalition, sources say that so far no one has presented his candidacy for the presidency*, including Hamid Chabat. But the same sources did not rule out the possibility that the constituent congress of the Coalition would choose Chabat as its leader.