Morocco Protests on Constitutional Change

On July 3rd, demonstrators of the February 20th uprising in Morocco, took to the streets of the capital, Rabat, protesting the recent referendum that supported constitutional changes made by King Mohammed VI.

The opposition voiced concerns about what they called was “an exaggerated turnout” at the polls and laid doubts on the voting procedure.

According to the new charter, the government will hold executive powers but the king will retains control of the army, religious authorities and judiciary, and have the right to dissolve parliament.

These changes, however, do not address protestors’ demands of wanting an electing representative body to initiate reforms.

Speaker:

Hind Khalfi - Activist in equity and justice movement

Voice:

Shounaz Mekky

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