61. A third method suggested by one of the Delegates is to hold a referendum in two stages:To point 63, I say "duh". Can you imagine how fast Morocco would take a vote for autonomy in the first vote as proof Sahrawis love being in Morocco? There'd never be a second vote.
i) The first referendum would be between integration into Morocco or autonomy. If integration was chosen, this would be the final solution.
ii) If autonomy was chosen, then there would be a second referendum on either autonomy or independence.
62. This is similar to Baker Plan I, which suggested granting autonomy to the Western Sahara with a referendum between autonomy or independence five years afterwards, however with an additional preliminary stage of a referendum which gives the option of integration into Morocco.
63. Morocco might prefer the dual referendum to Baker Plan I as the first referendum does not provide any option for independence.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Dual SMGs, dual referendums
The Liberal International report has a proposal for settling Western Sahara I've never heard of: dual referendums. It was recommended by one of the members of the LI delegation. Here's how it would go: