The Constitutional Court has published the details of its decision annulling the election of four parliamentarians in the electoral district of Al Hoceima. These cancellations, which occur “at once”, are justified by the non-compliance with the state of health emergency during electoral rallies, but also by the strict rules governing the electoral display.
They are Noureddine Moudiane, president of the Istiqlalien Group, Mohamed El-Arj, former minister and member of the Political Bureau of the Popular Movement Party (MP), Mohamed El Hamouti, one of the main leaders of the Authenticity and Modernity Party ( PAM), and Boutahar Al-Boutahri, deputy of the National Rally of Independents (RNI).
The four parliamentarians were immediately dismissed, on the basis of an appeal lodged by Abdelhak Amghar, who ran in the same constituency on behalf of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP). According to the decision of the Constitutional Court, new elections will be held in the constituency.
The Constitutional Court will inform the head of government and the presidency of the House of Representatives of its decision, before publishing this verdict in the official bulletin. The Ministry of the Interior will then take over to set the date for the new legislative elections in the constituency of Al Hoceima.
It should be noted that amendments have been made to organic law 59.11 relating to the election of the councils of local authorities (in particular article 35). In this sense, the posters hung by the candidates for the elections on trees, the walls of mosques, public establishments, cemeteries, historical monuments are no longer tolerated.
The decree implementing this law, and published on July 27, determines the nine places where it is not permitted to hang these posters, but also the shapes of the electoral posters and the format not to be exceeded and sets up the standards, especially for posters in the form of a banner.
It also details the content to put on the electoral posters and the information that the heads of the list and the candidates can register there. These are data concerning the candidates, their electoral platform, their achievements and the electoral platforms of their parties. Posters may also contain the photos of the candidates, their acronym, the slogan of the electoral campaign or indicate the holding of electoral meetings.