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Heads of two electoral committees dismissed
By JT - Jan 23,2013 - Last updated at Jan 23,2013
AMMAN — The heads of two electoral committees were relieved from their duties on Wednesday by the Independent Elections Commission, a report by observers said.
The national team to monitor the elections, led by the National Centre for Human Rights, said in a report carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that there were complaints against the two election officials accusing them of "bias".
The team also reported vote buying attempts by candidate supporters in Amman's 3rd and 7th districts and in Balqa Governorate.
The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to the Kingdom on Monday deployed 28 short-term observers (STO).
The EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) on Sunday deployed 24 long-term observers to the Kingdom’s 12 governorates where they will stay for 40 days to observe the upcoming parliamentary elections, Deputy Chief Observer Dimitra Ioannou said.
The government on Wednesday sent the independent elections commission draft law to Parliament for discussions and endorsement, which will mark a new phase in future elections.
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