The Justice and Development Party was disillusioned in the 2021 general elections, with difficulty grabbing only 13 seats, against 125 seats in the 2016 elections. A defeat that pushed the direction of the general secretariat of the party of the lamp to submitted his resignation Thursday, November 9, the day after the election. An approach which, according to observers, will not save him from a hard setback.
The press release of the resigning PJD general secretariat was widely criticized by political analysts, but also by members of the party of the lamp while others saw it as ” evasion of responsibility“.
In this sense, Abdelfattah Naoum, political science researcher, told MoroccoLatestNews Ar than ” the resignation of the general secretariat of the PJD will not improve its image in society or among voters, but will perpetuate its organizational failure and internal crisis“, Noting that the party was already suffering from numerous crises since 2016, and to resolve them,” he only accentuated them“.
According to the political scientist, the PJD is going through a hell of a crisis with the voters, and ” lost the trust of all groups that form the backbone of the electorate, including professors and retirees“, Emphasizing that the collective resignation of the SG management shows that” the party leaders have no logical political thinking, and take rash reactions ” .
The same speaker underlined that ” instead of doing so, it took self-criticism, admitting mistakes and working to rebuild trust “Raising that this resignation is” a forward flight from members who took advantage of the party’s booty when it was in the majority. And today they decided to raise the hand of the party like they had nothing more to do“.
” This reflects the opportunistic behavior of the leaders of the PJD “Said Abdelfattah Naoum,” and their tendency to serve narrow personal interests, behaving as if the organization was no longer a bridge to positions of responsibility, which the previous parties that formed the government never did ”.
Regarding the transition from the PJD to the opposition, the political scientist explains that “ is not a bad thing, because this passage has a role in stable political life. And therefore, it is normal to alternate between the opposition and the majority“.
For her part, Amina Maâlainine, the former Pjdist parliamentarian, declared that ” party activists need a space of calm by taking a little distance from the latest events and trying to assimilate them “.