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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
A comfortable majority for both Houses? :
Parliament could be controlled by the next majority. Since 2011, the House of Representatives has been dominated by the government majority, while the House of Councillors is controlled by the parliamentary opposition. The situation is likely to change in the next legislature. In view of the results in the legislative, regional and communal elections, as well as those of the professional chambers, the same political parties dominate the various rankings...

First rounds for a government majority:
A first contact between the head of government and potential allies in government. Indeed, Aziz Akhannouch has already established the first contacts with the secretaries general of the first political parties. In this sense, the head of government-designate, Aziz Akhannouch, began, Monday in Rabat, his consultations for the formation of the new government by a meeting with the secretary general of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), Abdellatif Ouahbi...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
he serenity and optimism hover over the first negotiations for the formation of the future government:
The newly appointed Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, began yesterday the negotiations for the formation of the future government. He received in turn the leaders of the WFP, Istiqlal, USFP, the Popular Movement and the Constitutional Union. In their statements to the press after their discussions with Mr. Akhannouch, the leaders of the parties received expressed their willingness to engage in a constructive spirit in the continuation of negotiations to form a strong and coherent executive...

RNI, PAM and Istiqlal agree to share the presidencies of the twelve regions:
Ranked first in terms of the number of seats obtained in the various Councils of the regions, the RNI, the PAM and the Istiqlal are conducting intense negotiations to share between them the presidency of these twelve territorial communities. According to our information, the three political parties have agreed that the PAM will obtain the presidency of five regions against three for the Istiqlal. The RNI would be given the presidency of four regions...


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
The hot files of the next government :
The head of the new government is known since last Friday, September 10. Negotiations for the constitution of the different ministerial portfolios are in full swing. In view of the results and the affinities that could emerge, a coalition should be sealed, with two or three parties. Before the presentation of the new government team, Les Inspirations Eco contacted economists to get their reading of the new deal resulting from the September 8 elections...

Public finances. Budget deficit reduction:
Compared to last year, the budget deficit is reduced by MAD 3 billion. Indeed, the situation of the expenses and resources of the Treasury at the end of August shows a budgetary need of MAD 40.6 billion, that is to say 3 billion better than the same period of 2020. The analysis of the latest statistics of the General Treasury of the Kingdom (TGR), we note that this deficit takes into account a positive balance of MAD 11.1 billion generated by the special accounts of the Treasury (CST) and the State services managed autonomously (SEGMA)...


LIBÉRATION
Consultations between Aziz Akhannouch and Driss Lachguar:
The head of the designated government, Aziz Akhannouch, met yesterday in Rabat with the First Secretary of the USFP, Driss Lachguar, who was accompanied by Habib El Malki, President of the National Council of the party. This meeting is part of the consultations for the formation of the new government, initiated by the new head of the Executive...

Nasser Bourita: Morocco and South Africa called to strengthen their cooperation in the interest of the continent:
It is now more important for Morocco and South Africa to work together to multiply, reciprocally, the opportunities to better understand the political, economic and geopolitical realities of the other, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita...