AU PSC: Morocco Reiterates Commitment to Sharing Expertise in Democratic, Electoral Governance

Morocco reiterated, on July 31, before the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), its commitment to sharing expertise in democratic and electoral governance with its fellow African countries. 

The Moroccan delegation to this meeting, which was devoted to examining the African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson’s biannual report on elections in Africa,  emphasized that this commitment is in line with the High Directives of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, which aim to contribute, jointly with all African countries, to the emergence of an Africa which takes the lead in its electoral processes and, to this end, equips itself with solid and credible institutional capacities to validate these processes. 

During this meeting, the Moroccan delegation reaffirmed that for decades, Morocco has been establishing a democratic and modern model of society, an irreversible choice based on the rule of law, the participation of all citizens in political life, the separation of powers, the decentralization of power, and the introduction of mechanisms for control, accountability, and good governance.

The delegation also recalled that following the success of the first round of training for election observers in Africa, which aims to effectively contribute to building the capacity of election observers, Morocco, in partnership with the Department of Political Affairs, Peace, and Security of the African Union (AU), organized in May, as highlighted in the report of the Chairperson of the AU Commission, the second round of the training, which was a major step in the strengthening of the partnership between Morocco and the African Union in supporting and consolidating political governance in Africa.

In a similar context, the Moroccan delegation added that this second edition, which was marked by an increase in the number of beneficiaries (from 32 to 61) from the five regions of the continent, draws its strength from the call of the 36th African Union (AU) Summit, held in February, to continue this exercise to strengthen African capacities in support of better political governance in Africa, through inclusive, credible, regular, and transparent electoral processes.

This meeting was an opportunity for the Moroccan delegation to reaffirm Morocco’s commitment to further developing the capacities of Africa “to develop, together, a new vision of our common future towards the Africa we want, and we, therefore, support all measures aimed at enshrining democratic practices in Africa, because there is no better way to silence the weapons other than to let democracy speak through free elections.”

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