Good governance and rule of law

Last July, the King called for new elections across the country as the current Parliament reaches the end of its four-year term. As a result, the Jordanian Electoral Commission set the date of the parliamentary elections at 10th of November.

Last Sunday, on the orders of the monarch, Parliament was dissolved whereas the government would resign within a week, as provided by the constitutional norms in force.

The new Jordanian elections are being prepared in a particularly tense context due to the economic deterioration of the country. The national economy is expected to fall by 6% this year as the pandemic crisis has made unemployment and poverty rates worse.

Several observers of the political scene have affirmed that the king should carry out a broad restructure within the government formation in order to face this socio-economic crisis.

The Jordanian Parliament includes 130 legislators, mainly tribal officials, businessmen and former security officials.