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Bollad wins parliament seat by default a month ahead of elections

By Khaled Neimat - Dec 24,2012 - Last updated at Dec 24,2012

AMMAN — Mirza Bollad has become the first member of the 17th Lower House of Parliament one month ahead of the January 23 parliamentary elections.

By the end of the candidate registration period on Monday, Bollad was the only one to register for the Circassian and Chechen seat in Zarqa’s first district, an official at the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) said on Monday, winning the seat by default.

The IEC official said that once his registration application was approved, Bollad would officially be the first to win a seat in the coming house.

Bollad was former MP in the 16th Lower House.

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