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지난 9월 7일 있었던 모로코 총선에서 유권자의 37%만이 투표했다고 한다. 원인은 너무나 썩은 정치권과 부정선거 및 부정축재 재산이 정치인에게 흘러들어갔기 때문에 의회가 전혀 힘이 없기 때문이라고 한다. 저 동네도 살 데 못 되는군. 참고로 모로코는 아프리카의 북서쪽, 이베리아 반도의 바로 남쪽에서 스페인과 가까이 있는 나라이다.
이코노미스트 Morocco's poor show Sep 11th 2007
Morocco's poor show
he lowest electoral turnout in its history
Much has been written of the spread of democracy in the Middle East in recent years, from the haphazard efforts of the US administration to encourage it, to the hesitation of the regions’ leaders to implement it. But all the while, it has been widely assumed that democracy was what the ordinary Arab citizen wanted; an opportunity—for so long denied through decades of state control and repression—to play an active role in the running of their country.
On 7th of September, 63% of Morocco’s electorate refuted this assumption by not even bothering to cast their vote in the country’s eighth legislative election. The turnout of 37% is the lowest in Morocco’s history, and is almost half the number who voted in the 1984 elections, when 67% of voters exercised their democratic right. The downward trend was apparent in 2002, by which time voter turnout had dropped to 52%. (There has been a similar pattern in neighbouring Algeria, where the turnout in the general election in May was a paltry 36%.)
Roots of apathy
There are a number of root causes of Morocco’s endemic political apathy. In many respects, the collective lack of interest is a throwback to the past, when elections under the previous king, Hassan II, were seen as highly rigged affairs. The architect was Driss Basri, for long the country’s eminence grise, who reportedly falsified election results by manipulating electoral lists and ballots. Under Mr Basri, elections in Morocco lost all credibility, and his death in Paris just a month before this year’s poll, served as a reminder of the legacy he bequeathed. This legacy lives on in the widespread public mistrust of politicians, with most voters believing them to be corrupt and merely out for personal gain.
The perceived powerlessness of the parliament compounds this entrenched political lassitude and suspicion. There is a well-founded conviction amongst the populace that parliament is an ineffectual institution owing to constitutional constraints, which ensure that real power resides with the king. He is the executive head of state, military commander-in-chief and as “commander of the faithful”, the country’s spiritual and religious leader. He appoints the prime minister and four key cabinet ministers, with no obligation to fill the posts from political parties. Indeed, the current prime minister, Driss Jettou, has no party affiliations.