A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on how crowdsourcing could be used to bring politics a bit closer to where it should be, the people.
This weekend I found an example that has been built only 3 weeks ago, being used to outline ideas that would/could or at least help to outline the new Moroccan constitution.
The site has been set up by 2 Moroccan IT Students after the Speech of King Mohammed VI, in which he invited the constitutional commission to establish contacts with political parties, trade unions, NGOs and youth organisations to brainstorm about the new constitution.
The site is fairly simple and explains well how it works, how its data is checked and validated. It also contains a very nice page with statistics like “Most accepted/rejected proposals” and demographic details on the votes.
The Blog is also definitively worth a read, as well as some the proposals that came through.
Some Statistics: (keep in mind this has only be running for 3 weeks in Morocco, where they still have a quite high illiteracy rate and not the greatest internet coverage)
- Total Votes: 454680
- Total Comments: 9925
- Total Proposals: 1471