A Successful Election in Morocco
While the world's attention is focused on the fallout from Iran's election, an election in another Muslim country gave reason for hope: A Muslim Nation's Successful Election .
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Since: Jun 09
#1 Jun 19, 2009
If success is judged by the lack of post-election protest and/or disputes then I suppose yes. If however we are talking about democracy and fairness I think not.
The corruption in Morocco takes place openly and before and long after the election. Living here, we put up with groups of 'supporters' all paid to cascade around town signing and throwing paper for around two weeks up to election day. In return they get well paid depending on their involvement. What's sure is I see people straying from their public offices to campaign. Even so noone knows what their candidate will do if they get into power. For sure the winner will recoup more than they spent to get there through tax avoidance and who can imagine what else!
Doesn't that ring a little parallel with peasant Iranians who are being bussed into Tehran for free to show support? Would they be there like the 'real' protesters if they had to pay to get there?
Of course I'm glad to see we do not have the scenes currently being broadcast from Iran however I feel that Morocco is behind Iran in that they are not pursuing democracy, for their rights and beliefs. It's for sure, the candidate will sit pretty in power and will he think of the people then?
#2 Jul 8, 2009
Moroccans and Arabs for that matter are many many years behind Iran. Arabs are still having a hang over from a once upon a time when they lead the world. It is very sad to see how brain-dead they are. Look at this: Arabs have the most important factor behind the progress of the western world; OIL. Yet arabs have no idea how to find it or even use it. that tells you something. Any way, Moroccans don't need elections. This is nothing but a freaking theater in front of the international community. What M6 decides is what goes, that's it.
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