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On november 18, 2011, the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) organized a conference in Washington DC titled “Beyond Morocco’s elections: prospects for genuine reform?”, featuring scholars Marina Ottaway, Anouar Boukhars and Ahmed Benchemsi.

In an interview with Morocco Board Service (starting 3:59), Benchemsi insists on the crucial necessity for Feb20 pro-democracy movement to organize, elect leaders and establish an agenda, if it ever wants to prevail over the autocratic regime.



Before that interview, Benchemsi gave a more general address on the forthcoming 2011 elections (video below). Bad point: he didn’t foresee the Islamist party’s electoral foray that ensued. Good point: he was right predicting that whatever the result, the monarchy would remain in command anyway.