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Sameh Majali named winner of Karak by-election

By JT - Dec 19,2015 - Last updated at Dec 19,2015

AMMAN — Sameh Majali on Saturday won Karak’s 2nd District by-election, receiving 2,548 votes, said Sabah Nawaiseh, head of the Independent Elections Commission’s (IEC) polling committee in Al Qasr District. IEC Spokesperson Jihad Momani said the election went smoothly. The IEC detected three cases of impersonating citizens and those involved were referred to the prosecutor general, he added, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Nawaiseh said 7,000 voters cast their ballots in the by-election, held to fill the Karak seat left vacant after Deputy Eteiwi Majali passed away. The Civil Coalition for Monitoring Elections and the Performance of Elected Councils said it recorded 19 violations in the by-election, including cases of vote buying and an attempt to break into a school where voting was under way, Petra reported.

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