The commentary and monitoring of elections must be an integral a part of democratic and electoral processes in Africa, harassed on June 13, 2022 in Rabat, the Minister of Overseas Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita.
In an tackle on the opening of a specialised coaching cycle for African electoral observers, MFA Bourita famous that, over time, Morocco has developed a world-recognized expertise in electoral democracy and political governance. Due to the tireless efforts made underneath the management of HM King Mohammed VI, the Kingdom is taken into account a pioneering mannequin on this subject, he stated.
“The Kingdom stands out proudly as a haven of peace and stability and as a rule-of-law state with a robust democratic basis,” stated the minister who opened this first-ever coaching devoted to African election observers, together with African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Safety, Bankolé Adeoye.
The particularity of Morocco’s expertise, which is exclusive on the regional degree, has been and continues to be an inspiration on the continental and worldwide ranges, indicated MFA Bourita, recalling that the Kingdom has organized greater than forty electoral consultations and referendums.
The Sovereign is dedicated to selling human rights and respect for humanitarian values as a way to attain this purpose, by means of a variety of actions and measures, initiatives, and initiatives aimed toward laying the foundations of the rule of regulation, Morocco’s high diplomat added.
On this regard, he recalled the speech delivered by HM the King in 2014 by which the Sovereign harassed that “Africa should belief Africa.”
Beneath this Royal imaginative and prescient, Morocco has provided to offer particular help to the Division of Political Affairs, Peace and Safety of the AU to strengthen its purposeful and operational capacities, and guarantee extra environment friendly and efficient coordination of elections, MFA Bourita underscored.
This coaching, initiated and arranged, for the primary time, by a Member State of the AU, is, certainly, the right illustration of the agency dedication of Morocco, underneath the Excessive Directions of HM King Mohammed VI, to successfully contribute to the strengthening of the capacities of the AU Fee, particularly within the space of political governance and electoral democracy. “This can be a core mission of our Pan-African Group and one of many strategic goals of Agenda 2063,” the minister acknowledged.
Africa can, due to this fact “depend on certainly one of its sons to assist develop its capabilities and construct collectively one other picture of the continent and have a look at its future,” he famous.
“The commentary of elections will not be a trivial job. It’s the very coronary heart of elections. Election commentary is an indispensable instrument for enhancing the standard of elections. It isn’t nearly preventing fraud and correcting errors. It’s about constructing confidence, legitimacy and credibility of an electoral course of,” he stated. The position of commentary is to make suggestions to enhance the electoral system sooner or later, MFA Bourita concluded.
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