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King says parliamentary elections slated for summer

His Majesty urges support for gov't to implement economic stimulus packages

By JT - Feb 25,2020 - Last updated at Feb 25,2020

His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday said Jordan is approaching the constitutional requirement of holding parliamentary elections this summer (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday said Jordan is approaching the constitutional requirement of holding parliamentary elections this summer, stressing the importance of encouraging all, especially young Jordanians, to participate in the political process.

The King's remarks came at a meeting with the heads of the executive and legislative authorities, the vice president of the Judicial Council and chief commissioner of the Independent Election Commission, as part of regular meetings to discuss domestic and regional concerns, according to a Royal Court statement.

During the meeting, His Majesty underscored that partnership between the government and Parliament is key to working on important legislation, noting the importance of the ongoing development of the judiciary, the statement said.

The King said all are required to support and implement the economic stimulus packages and programmes, which will reflect positively and tangibly on citizens’ standard of living.

Meeting attendees confirmed the readiness of state institutions to proceed with holding parliamentary elections, and to coordinate efforts among the various agencies involved, according to the statement. 

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