4% of Jordanians affiliated with political parties— Kharisha

Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, Haditha Al Kharisha
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AMMAN — On Tuesday, Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, Haditha Al-Kharisha stated that four percent of Jordanians are party members, a globally commendable figure, expressing hope for an increase after the upcoming elections.اضافة اعلان

Kharisha mentioned that 38 percent of party members are youth, a reassuring statistic, especially given that the Parties Law mandates youth representation to be at least 20 percent of the party's founders, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

The ministry’s vision: Strengthening political participation in Jordan

Additionally, Kharisha launched the ministry's strategic plan for the next four years, highlighting its strategic objectives and executive plans aimed at fostering citizen participation in politics and broadening the decision-making base.

Kharisha noted that His Majesty King Abdullah has consistently stressed the importance of expanding decision-makers and empowering Jordanians in elections based on programs, adding that His Majesty has spearheaded political, economic, and administrative development and modernization, with political reform as a primary focus.

This was evident in the establishment of the Royal Committee to Modernize the Political System, followed by the National Assembly's approval of legislation regulating political activities.

Kharisha also explained that the Ministry is tasked with monitoring the implementation of recommendations for updating the political system, in collaboration with official institutions, civil society, and political parties.

Furthermore, he stated that the ministry will launch an informational campaign to encourage political participation in conjunction with state institutions and civil society, following the issuance of a royal decree to hold parliamentary elections.

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