Corruption Perception Index: El Otmani ignores work of previous governments
The head of the Moroccan government is seemingly so worried about the outcome of the coming legislative elections, an outcome which does not look very reassuring for his Justice and Development Party (PJD), that he fails to give a thorough image of the contribution of his government to the improvement of the Perception Index of Corruption in Morocco.
Actually, the evolution started as early as 2002 and is the result of the uninterrupted efforts made by previous governments, a fact overlooked by Otmani.
Saad Dine El Otmani, without batting an eyelid, claimed that the Corruption Perception Index has recorded a steady evolution, with a rate reaching 41 between 2017 and 2020, i.e. during the current government mandate, after it stagnated at around 33.2 during the 2002-2006 term.
Unfortunately for the head of government, telling statistics show that this Index has been on a steady improvement trend for two decades. It thus went from 33.2 during the 2002-2006 mandate to 34.2 between 2007-2011, then to 37.2 during the 2012-2016 period.
It is clear that as the elections near, Saad Dine El Otmani is merely trying to put to the credit of his government and, by extension, to the credit of his party, the positive results of long-term work, an evolution that transcends successive governments. The PJD has only jumped on the bandwagon…