Morocco has joined the Network of francophone electoral bodies (Réseau des compétences électorales, RECEF) during its 10th General Assembly held Friday in Dakar.
Morocco’s accession to the Quebec-based Network was approved by acclamation of all members of the Network.
The long-awaited and much-desired accession of Morocco was unanimously welcomed by the members of the Network given the Kingdom’s great experience, expertise and know-how in the field of elections.
The General Assembly was preceded by a seminar of Francophone electoral experts, held under the theme “Secure, peaceful and inclusive elections”.
The program of this seminar included workshops focusing on “Electoral processes in times of armed conflict”; “The return to constitutional order after a breakdown of democracy”; “Elections, a potential source of socio-political conflict”; “Gender-specific electoral violence” and “Securing electoral processes in the Francophonie”.
The RECEF is an association of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) that links more than 30 electoral management bodies which share best electoral practices. The network was created as a joint initiative of the OIF and Élections Québec.
Morocco is represented at this General Assembly by Hassan Aghmari, Director of Elections at the Ministry of Interior.