Fez/Partial elections… The data indicate very weak participation and the initial results between the Liberals and the Bigidis

Data for the partial legislative elections for the southern Fez district indicate very weak participation, and regarding the initial results, they fluctuate between the Liberals and the Bigidis.

Since the start of the voting process at eight in the morning, it appears that the call for participation did not achieve the desired success, and according to the first reports, it is expected that the participation rate will not exceed 3% or a maximum of 4% out of a total of 255,318 registered voters.

Elections in all their forms and types are considered an important opportunity for all citizens, as they represent an opportunity to exercise the political rights guaranteed in the Constitution, and are also considered a strong indicator of the health of democracy in society.

Regarding the organization of the partial elections in southern Fez, it is worth noting that they come after the vacancy of the position of former parliamentary representative Abdelkader Bousiri, a member of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces party in the southern Fez district. He was stripped of his membership status in the House of Representatives by a decision of the Constitutional Court, according to Background to his judicial prosecution.

The partial elections in southern Fez, and the accompanying weak participation rate, raise questions among those following local affairs about the extent to which this abstention from voting is considered normal and natural, especially since these elections remain partial.

In a related context, the same sources explained this electoral reluctance as a result of citizens’ loss of confidence in elected officials and political officials.

The Liberal Party, the Istiqlal Party, the Popular Movement, the Socialist Union, and the Justice and Development Party announced their candidates for this vacant seat.

Source: FAS News Media

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