3rd March 2013
The member of the National Democratic Opposition Parties' team in the dialogue, Majeed Milad, said the statements made by the Royal Court Minister miscarries the notion of consensus between the disagreeing parties and indicates that the final decisions are taken by the Royal Court. However, contrary to the Minister's statement, the opposition insists that the king or his designee be represented in the dialogue and the people's final say is taken in by a referendum.
Milad pointed out that the direct involvement of the Royal Court in determining the authority’s viewpoint means it is the main party that holds the decision of the authority. He added, the dialogue can be conducted directly between the Royal Court and the opposition, and this is the normal situation in the current circumstances.
“The Royal Court Minister’s statement indicates that some partakers in the dialogue cannot decide on some issues under discussion, rather, the issued under dispute wait official directing to decide on,” he added, “the authority’s participation in the dialogue is natural because it holds the final decision and the expropriated powers from the people, and its run-away-attempt is unrealistic.”
On the referendum, Milad stated that neither the regime nor the political parties have the people’s mandate to structure the country’s political system and the official relation with the people as well as the constitutional drafting; all these are exclusive rights of the people and must be conducted through real democratic mechanisms.
Democratic transition is the way to a political system approved by the people through a referendum to reach stability and development and a state of law and institutions, Milad said.