Hespress: Morocco’s parliamentarians ratifying International conventions without knowing their contents
By Mohamed Hikal
Moroco News Tribune
Taroudant, Morocco—Over 23 international conventions have been ratified Tuesday February the 12th by Moroccan parliamentarians without having the least idea what they are about, Moroccan Hespress website reported.
In the same respect, the ministry in charge of relations with the parliament and civil society, in coordination with Karim Ghalab, head of parliament and Majority members, are working on 6 new Bills in order to optimize the legislative performance that had been described by international observers as” Mediocre”.
This act would raise the number of Bills to 44 in addition to international conventions representing about 50 percent of the whole legislative record.
40 percent out of the whole 21 laws voted for and ratified are mere updated items from former laws that had already been enacted while there is no mention of laws of major importance.
Karim Ghalab stated that 52 legal texts had been adopted. Among these texts, 48 bills were proposed by the government, 4 proposal presented by the different parties in the first chamber while there are about 62 proposals taken into consideration.
Moreover, 38 proposals were presented by the Majority and 21 by the Opposition.
Statistics regarding the legislative session in question came up with the following: 924 oral questions have been posed. 443 were answered. Among these, 336 were ordinary oral questions while 82 were instant ones besides 25 questions succeeded by discussions.
The government was asked nearly 1326 questions; only 677 questions of these have been answered so far.