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Council for Human Rights Congratulates Morocco for Fair and Transparent Elections

Contact: Kathryn Cameron Porter, President and Founder, Leadership Council for Human Rights, 202-638-0066, LC4HRKP@gmail.com


WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Leadership Council for Human Rights congratulates the King and people of Morocco for the open and transparent elections, which took place in a climate of freedom and fairness.


The successful electoral process was appropriately applauded by the governments of the United States, United Kingdom, Spain and France, as well as by international observers.


International media present in Morocco for the elections also reported positively on the elections and the electoral process.


His Majesty, King Mohammed VI, and the people of Morocco have accomplished another milestone in the democratic process in a country critical to America and Europe.


Moroccans in their socio-economic diversity have all been involved in the elections at all levels, and final results show 45.4 percent of the registered voting population took part in the elections, an unexpected increase of 21.6 percent over the previous Parliamentary elections in 2007.


Seventy seats were set aside for younger adults from both genders to ensure that the new Parliament injects new blood and new faces, reflecting the nation's changing population.


In exercising their right to vote, the Moroccan people have installed a moderate Islamic party, the Party of Justice and Development (PJD), which has never been a part of a governing coalition.


This conservative party stands for social justice and development and has won the hearts of all those who voted for it. By showing strong commitment to the changes proposed by the King of Morocco for his country, PJD has seized on the opportunity to participate in the democratic process and worked hard to win the people's trust, and consequently, their votes. In doing so, PJD marginalized radical elements that called for boycotting of the elections.


The Leadership Council for Human rights congratulates the Justice and Development Party (PJD) for the trust vested in it by Moroccans and by committing to form an inclusive government in order to continue the democratic process in an atmosphere of transparency and respect.


The Leadership Council for Human Rights applauds the full commitment of the King and the people of Morocco to the intrinsic values of democracy.


Kathryn Cameron Porter

President and Founder

Leadership Council for Human Rights