Moroccan Referendum results. Is the devil in the detail, or lack there of…

Moroccan’s have voted with a resounding “Yes” in the Referendum for a new constitution, with a 98% score.

Yet of the 19 million potential voters and 13 million registered, only 9 million got to the polls. Excluding absentee’s.

So is this a revolutionary model for the Arab world or a Bandaid for a bullet wound?

This analysis on discusses the inevitable result, the proposals, the referendum mechanism itself and what it all means to the governance of Morocco.

Here’s hoping some of the initiatives spoken of are fulfilled, such as enshrining rights to free speech and gender equality, and the recognition of Amazigh as a National language.


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