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Moroccan politician favours Saharawi referendum

afrol News, 10 October - The Secretary General of the Moroccan opposition Democratic Path, Abddalla Alharrif has asked the Moroccan government to review its position and accept a referendum on self-determination for the people of Western Sahara [Saharawi people].

“There are always contradictions between the statement of good intentions from the Moroccan government and the practice that consists in accepting only a solution that is in the interest of Rabat,” Democratic Path Scribe told Algerian Radio.

“The Moroccan government continues to reject any solution based on the principle of self-determination", Mr Alharrif said, calling for "the pursuit of negotiations between the two parties with a view to reach a solution that respects the democracy and international legality".

The Democratic Path has been known for expressing conflicting views on Western Sahara with the Moroccan government. The party has been calling for the implementation of legal and democratic solution recommended by the United Nations on Western Sahara.

El-Wali Mustapha Sayed, who proclaimed the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic on 27 February 2007, led the country’s revolution against Moroccan occupation.

The Saharawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz believed that the solution to the Western Sahara hinges on the framework of international legality, and “there will be no respect for international legality without enabling the Saharawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence.”

President Abdelaziz said “the Moroccan presence in Western Sahara represents an illegal occupation of a non-self-governing territory pending decolonisation. International conventions clearly stipulate that this process should be concluded by means of respecting the right of colonial peoples to self-determination, and not by entrenching a new colonial reality and imposing the views of the Moroccan occupying power, simply because it does not have sovereignty over the territory.”

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