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Benkirane Did Not Leave Politics, Morocco Needs Men Like Him: PJD Member




(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Idriss Azami Al Idrissi and Abdelilah Benkirane Rabat - Idriss Azami Al Idrissi, president of the Justice and Development Party's (PJD) House of Representatives team, has said that the Secretary General of the party, Abdelilah Benkirane, did not leave the political scene, adding that nobody can stop his political career.

While he was being invited to Moroccan channel Medi 1's "One Hour for Persuasion" tv show on Saturday, the mayor of Fez, Azami said "Our country needs me like Professor Abdelilah Benkirane., who has strength to stand up for rightd and stand out against anyone who aims to disrupt reform.".

Azami went on to warn of missing "charismatic" politicians in Morocco, adding that the silence of Abdelilah Benkirane, following his dismissal as appointed Head of Government in mid-March, has two interpretations; "First, silence reflects the difficult situation that the PJD is experiencing."

"We were on a particular path, [then] we turned down another track," he said. "Second, the silencing of officials does not withdraw them from the political arena… it was done to facilitate the process of forming the government and its official appointment."

After a three-month of disappearance, Benkirane, who was the former Head of Government for five years, has broken his silence, saying that "the PJD lost the battle, but will continue to combat "tyranny and corruption" despite recent losses."

"We will stay together until the end," said the PJD leader Thursday in Rabat while paying respects to the tomb of his late colleague in the Democratic Popular Constitutional Movement, Abdelkrim al-Khatib.

The PJD won the legislative elections on October 7th, 2016, securing 125 seats in the parliament. After a six-month post-election deadlock, however, King Mohammed VI decided to dismiss Abdelilah Benkirane and replace him with PJD colleague Saad Eddine Othmani in March.

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Benkirane Did Not Leave Politics, Morocco Needs Men Like Him: PJD Member

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