Injaz business tycoons win majority of seats in ACI elections

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Elections held at the Amman Chamber of Industry. (Photo: Twitter)
AMMAN — The Injaz bloc recorded a land sliding victory in elections at the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI), with its members sweeping the seats of the chamber’s ruling executive council.اضافة اعلان

Injaz business tycoons won seven of the nine council seats, defeating their rival Sinaee bloc, which commanded only two seats in the elections held on Saturday.

In simultaneous chamber polls held outside the capital Amman, Al-Wefaq bloc, headed by Hani Abu Hassan, won all the council seats of the Irbid Chamber of Industry.

In Zarqa, the Zarqa Industrial bloc, headed by Fares Hammoudeh, won all nine council seats.

In the ACI elections in Amman, Injaz’s leading member Fathi Al-Jaghbir, who won the highest number of 608 votes, was re-elected ACI president for another four-year term.

Other winning Injaz members are Tamim Al-Qasrawi, who won 567 votes, Dima Sukhtian, who received 551 votes, Ahmed Al-Khodari with 529 votes, Saad Yassin 524 votes, Majdi Al-Hashlamoun 507 votes, and Ahed Al-Rajbi 501 votes.

Musa Al-Saket, who won 536 votes, and Iyad Abu Haltam, with 540 votes, are members of the Sinaee bloc who also won seats in ACI’s council, also known as board.

Injaz’s sweeping victory underpins the satisfaction of ACI members in the performance of Jaghbir and other Injaz members and confidence in their work in the serving Jordan’s industrial sector.

The voter turnout in the polls, which closed at 7pm on Saturday evening, was 88 percent of 1,330 eligible ACI voters in Amman, Irbid and Zarqa. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) supervised the polls.

Mansour Al-Banna, chairman of Jordan’s Cement Traders Association, told Jordan News that the outcome was “satisfactory to all industrialists, especially that those who won have a long history of experience in the industrial sector, and commendable efforts in serving industrialists, and the industrial and commercial sectors alike.”

Ihab Al-Shorafa, CEO of Almurjan Co. For Canned Food, told Jordan News that the fact that the voter turnout was 88 percent means that the elections “were successful by all standards”.

He said that that Injaz’s success underlines the “ satisfaction of industrialists with the performance of the bloc in the previous period.”

However, he said he supported the two rival blocs, considering that those who were candidates from the two blocs deserve success due to their commendable efforts in serving the sector.

Kamal Al-Awamleh, director of the Jordan Housing Association, told Jordan News that the results “were expected, whether in Amman, Zarqa, or Irbid”.

He said that those who won the elections are well-known and important industrial figures with successful experiences in the past, and that they are the best representatives of industrialists before local, Arab, and international bodies.

“We hope that the new members will use their expertise to serve the industrial sector, and that there will be no withdrawal of any of the members of an industrial bloc,” he said.

He noted the importance of having a strong and effective board aimed at developing and serving the sector, which “suffers from many problems, especially in light of the high prices of oil derivatives”.

“We should have legislation and solutions to help the sector and get out of the bottleneck situation we’re in,” he said.

He asserted that the elections “were fair, due to the awareness of the industrialists, and IEC’s supervision”.

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