THE NOMINATION ON THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017, OF SENATRICE OF PARIS LEILA AICHI TO THE 9TH CIRCONSCRIPTION OF FRANÇAIS ABROAD UNDER THE BANNER “ON!” DO NOT GO … IN MOROCCO.
Since the announcement of the inauguration of Leila Aïcha, it is the down-and-out of fighting in Morocco where politicians and personalities are offended because of the positions qualified as “pro-Polisario” of this environmentalist Algerian .
The Moroccan media present, from an accusatory angle, the fact that the Senator organized in 2013 a colloquium, sponsored by the French Senate, on Western Sahara in Paris. Leila Aïchi had criticized on this occasion a “alignment of France on the positions of Morocco despite the serious human rights violations noted by the humanitarian NGOs”.
At this conference, the activist was also alarmed about the international indifference on the fate reserved for the Saharawi people. “Today, the Saharawis are deprived of the right to administer their own land. Let us beware that, out of desperation, extremism does not prevail if no legitimate solution is found, and the Sahara is transformed into a new northern Mali, “she said.
Associations denounce, the press unleashes
The pro-Moroccan circles in France are mobilizing. The “Cercle Eugène Delacroix”, an association gathering elected representatives of France for “friendship between (this country) and Morocco” qualified the investiture of Leila Aïchi at the head of the 9th district of the French abroad Of “moral fault”.
The association, quoted by several Moroccan media, was “shocked” to learn this news, affirming that the environmentalist senator “has not ceased to maintain relations of connivance with the Polisario”.
Said Laatiris, deputy mayor of the French commune of Grigny, of Moroccan origin, described this news as “inadmissible”.
The Moroccan media are “on the march” against the movement “On the march” and denounce a “couac” or an “unacceptable mess”.
The collaborators of Aïchi reply
If Leila Aïchi remains silent on this controversy, her close collaborators rejected the “charges” evoked by the Moroccan media.
The Moroccan newspaper Tel Quel cites the “collaborators of Leila Aïchi” who “clearly refute the label” pro-polisario “which was immediately joined to the candidate of the legislative. According to them, the” French Senator has an equal line with all country. That is also democracy. ”
Leila Aichi is “extremely critical of the politics of the neighboring countries of Morocco in the Maghreb or in Africa and she has never had a word against Morocco, neither against her people nor against her king,” they pointed out.
According to them, the comments raised in Morocco by his candidacy are “the work of extremists who do not help to solve the problems”.