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Jordan to hold parliamentary elections

Jordan’s King Abdullah issued a royal decree to hold a parliamentary election, with the date to be set within the next 10 days by an independent election commission, state media said.
29.07.2020 - 14:35

Jordan's King Abdullah II on Wednesday issued a decree to hold parliamentary elections, according to the country’s royal court.

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The date of the polls will be scheduled within 10 days, al-Mamlaka TV said, citing the Independent Election Commission.

Wednesday’s decree means the dissolution of parliament and the imminent departure of the government.

The polls will be held at a time when Jordan is grappling with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and tension over an Israeli plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.