Moroccan Elected Officials Share Best Practices for Constituency Outreach in New NDI Guide | NDI

Morocco is developing a constituent-services model for its elected representatives. With the help of the US, a pilot program resulted in over 30,000 constituency office visits by citizens: Morocco’s hierarchical political culture has not traditionally encouraged members of parliament (MPs) to engage with citizens about their priorities. Nor do citizens have much experience or confidence in raising concerns with their elected officials. This constituent gap has undermined the development of ...

Western Sahara: Morocco Gains More Support from US Congress | Morocco World News

Congress continues to express strong bipartisan support for Morocco and its autonomy plan: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairwoman of the Subcommittee of Foreign Affairs for the MENA region to the US House of Representatives, said yesterday in Washington that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s recent controversial statement calls into question the UN’s neutrality and its ability to facilitate a negotiated solution to the Western Sahara conflict. “The SG of the UN has not ...

Congressmen, Experts Urge Negotiated Solution to Western Sahara Conflict in Capitol Hill Hearing on US-Morocco Relations

Washington, DC, April 21, 2016 (MACP) — In a hearing on US-Morocco relations held Wednesday in Rayburn House Office Building, members of Congress from both sides of the aisle praised Morocco as a “stable and stalwart US ally in a complicated part of the world,” and called for a negotiated solution to the forty-year-old Western Sahara conflict based on a formula of autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty. “The US and Morocco ...

Gulf states back Morocco on Sahara territory | AFP

Gulf states support Morocco’s position on the Western Sahara: Gulf monarchies on Wednesday voiced support for Morocco’s claim over Western Sahara during a joint summit in Riyadh, where Moroccan King Mohammed VI spoke of a “dangerous” situation. “We stress our support to all political and security causes that are important for your brotherly country, mainly the Western Sahara,” Saudi King Salman said at the opening of the summit of leaders ...

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