Takala says High Council of State rejects any amendments to election laws made after the Bouznika meeting in June

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 04 Oct 2023, 09:19 PM
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The President of the High Council of State, Muhammad Takala, affirmed his adherence to the outputs issued by the 6+6 Joint Committee for the Preparation of Electoral Laws which was signed on June 3 in the Moroccan city of Bouznika, saying the council rejected any further amendments to it.

In his speech during the session on Wednesday, Takala said "Since we assumed the presidency of the council we supported the option of consensus and we did not interfere in the work of the 6+6 commission, considering that their work was final, after they voted on it unanimously in their meeting held in Bouznika, Kingdom of Morocco, on June 3, 2023. These outputs signed by the two parties have been referred for issuance in accordance with the text of the second paragraph (b) of Article 31 of the Thirteenth Constitutional Amendment."

Accordingly, Takala said: "We affirm our adherence to the results of the work of the commission in its version that concluded on June 3, 2023, and we call for investing and building on those efforts, and we do not allow further amendments made under any pretexts."

At the end of his speech, Takala stressed "the need for all parties involved in the political process and concerned with settling the crisis to resume this process by discussing and addressing controversial issues, and proposing ways to reach a legal framework that is implementable and leads to the holding of comprehensive national elections, the results of which are accepted by all."