Jordan’s king issues decree to hold parliamentary election, state TV says

By Thomson Reuters Apr 24, 2024 | 5:27 AM

AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan’s King Abdullah issued a royal decree on Wednesday announcing that a parliamentary election will be held, state TV said.

Under the constitution, the multi-party election is usually held within four months of the end of a four-year term of parliament. The country’s last election, with over 4.6 million eligible voters, was held in November 2020.

An independent election commission decides the exact date.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Editing Michael Georgy and Angus MacSwan)