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Faculty of Law Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Legal Studies

Amman, 18 August 2016

Women’s movement hopes to exceed quota in elections

Jordan’s women’s movement has expressed optimism that some female parliamentary candidates could clinch seats outside the 15-seat designated women’s quota in the upcoming elections. The Elections Law is based on an at-large voting system, in which candidates can run for parliamentary elections on one large multimember ticket. The number of MPs as per the new Elections Law will be 130…

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