Socialist Union of Popular Forces


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Socialist Union of Popular Forces

 

(SUPF; al-Ittihad al-Ishtiraki li al-Quwwat al-Shaabiyya), a Moroccan political party. The SUPF was founded as a result of a split in the National Union of Popular Forces in 1972; the group that split announced the formation of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces in 1974. The party primarily expresses the interests of the democratic intelligentsia, the petite bourgeoisie, and part of the working class. The Special Congress of the SUPF, held from Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 1975, advocated “democratic socialism,” an end to the oppression of some classes by others, and the participation of the Moroccan people in running their own government. The first secretary of the SUPF is A. Bouabid. The party’s organ is the newspaper Al-Muharrir.

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The distribution of seats now is: Justice and Development Party (107), Istiqlal Party (60), National rally of independents (52), Authenticity and Modernity Party (47), Socialist Union of Popular Forces (39), Popular movement (32), Constitutional Union (23), Party of Progress and Socialism (18), Labour party (4), other parties (13).
The party -- founded in 2008 by Fouad Ali al-Himma, a former deputy minister of interior who was unofficially in charge of security issues -- is trying to present itself as an alternative to the current opposition parties, notably the Istiqlal Party and the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP).
There is also news that the Socialist Union of Popular Forces and the Socialist Progress Party, which both won 39 and 18 seats respectively, may join the opposition.
The pro-government Socialist Union of Popular Forces party's newspaper Liberation urged voters to say "Yes to the Constitution and the construction of a Parliamentary monarchy".
First Secretary of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), Abdelwahed Radi said the party, along with all the components of the Moroccan people, has always supported the Palestinian people.
It came close to participating in current Prime Minister Abbas El-Fassi's government, had he not chosen to keep his allies in the Democratic Bloc, the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (Union Socialiste des Forces Populaires) and the Party of Progress and Socialism (Parti du ProgrE s et du Socialisme).
A number of others have also come to dominate the political arena, including figures like Mohammad al-Ouafa (also from the Istiqlal Party), Ilyas al-Omari and Abdellatif Wahbi from the Party of Authenticity and Modernity, as well as Idris Lashkar and Abdelhadi Khairat from the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), among others.
Ahmed Zaidi, head of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) parliamentary group, called for a joint commitment to practical action to deal with corruption.
They include the incumbent, center-right Independence Party, led by the Prime Minister Abbas El-Fassi, which won 66 seats, the Socialist Union of Popular Forces, which won 39 seats, and the Socialism Progress Party, which won 18 seats.
AaAa Echoing him, First Secretary General of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP-government) Abdelouahed Radi said the regionalization plan aims to reinforce the democratic process by promoting the participation of civil society in economic development.
Ahmed Zaidi, from the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), commented that while his party would support anti-corruption measures, the government programme "lacks realism, figures and action plans for how they plan to implement it".
One of the biggest parties in Morocco's ruling coalition, the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), on Thursday called for a timetable for implementing political reforms to meet popular demand.

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