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After supporting Central Danone's workers, Lahcen Daoudi presents his resignation

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Delegate-Minister for General Affairs and Governance Lahcen Daoudi./Ph. DR

Delegate-Minister for General Affairs and Governance Lahcen Daoudi presented his resignation Wednesday, 6th of June, in an extraordinary meeting held the same day by the Justice and Development Party (PJD) and headed by Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani.

The meeting was to discuss Daoudi's participation to a sit-in organized last night in front of the parliament by Central Danone's employers, who protested against a viral boycott campaign targeting the products of their company.

In a communiqué issued by the end of the meeting, the party stressed that the minister's decision to be part of yesterday's protest was «inappropriate».

The statement signed by the party's secretary general indicated that Daoudi's resignation was «appreciated», all while stressing that posts and statements that show disrespect to the minister are completely rejected.

For the record, Lahcen Daoudi has been highly criticized for joining Central Danone's employees Tuesday in Rabat, after he appeared in videos online chanting alongside them and urging Moroccans to stop the boycott.

In May, the minister defended the same idea arguing that : «It is not about the impact the boycott can have but also because of the fear of having one of the three companies close its doors».

Since April, a viral boycott campaign started in Morocco, targeting the French company’s Moroccan subsidiary (Central Danone), mineral water company Oulmes and the country’s leading fuel distributor Afriquia SMDC.

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