The report takes stock of political reforms in the country
and of the implementation of political commitments undertaken by
the Parliament of Morocco in June 2011, when it became the first
to be granted partner for democracy status with the Parliamentary
Assembly. It welcomes the adoption of the new constitution, the holding
of early parliamentary elections and the formation of a government
based on the results of those elections. It further notes the increased
role of democratic institutions, including the parliament and political parties,
and a livelier political process.
At the same time, the report calls on the parliament to intensify
legislative work on the reform agenda and to take the lead in addressing
issues of concern with regard to human rights and the rule of law.
The report concludes that the partnership has created new
dynamics in the co-operation between the Council of Europe and Morocco,
both at parliamentary and government level, and thus contributed
to achieving its primary aim.
It is proposed to continue to review the implementation of
political reforms in Morocco and to make a new assessment of the
partnership within two years.