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'Gov't to ensure success of election observer missions'
By Petra - Jan 09,2013 - Last updated at Jan 09,2013
AMMAN — Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications and Government Spokesperson Samih Maaytah on Wednesday said the government would provide all needed support to ensure the success of election observer missions on January 23.
During a meeting with David Martin, chief of the EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), Maaytah said this commitment was in line with Jordan’s message to the world that it is working to ensure free and fair elections.
Martin said the EU EOM had distributed monitors in the various parts of the Kingdom, commending the cooperation of the Independent Elections Commission.
Martin urged media outlets to intensify their coverage of the campaigns.
Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh on Sunday reaffirmed the government’s support for the EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to observe the January 23 parliamentary elections.
The current electoral system in the Kingdom does not empower political parties, European Union Elections Observation Mission (EU EOM) Chief David Martin said on Wednesday, recommending revisiting the Elections Law.
The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to the Kingdom on Monday deployed 28 short-term observers (STO).
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