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Elections bill aimed at combating vote buying — Kalaldeh

By JT - Dec 03,2015 - Last updated at Dec 03,2015

AMMAN — Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs Khaled Kalaldeh on Thursday said the government cannot change the 2015 draft elections law, since it is now in the hands of Parliament, noting that the bill allows for forming coalitions through election lists and curbs vote-buying practices, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. Kalaldeh made the remarks at a seminar at the University of Jordan.

The public did not approve of the one-person, one-vote system, the minister said, noting that previous election systems lacked justice and clear standards. Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh said the most important segment to offer its opinion on the draft elections law is young people. He added the draft law is a true indication of the political will to reform.

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