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Commotion under the Dome: MP occupies PM's seat

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MP Imad Al-Odwan occupies the prime minister's seat at the Parliament on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (Photo: Jordan News)
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AMMAN — Parliament's extraordinary session on Wednesday kicked off with turmoil as MP Imad Al-Odwan insisted on sitting in the seat designated for the prime minister, in protest against the recent fuel price hikes.اضافة اعلان

The opening of the session was delayed until 3pm. There were attempts by lawmakers to convince the lawmaker to return to the legislators’ seats across the hall.

Odwan eventually got out of the seat and the prime minister returned to the Prime Ministry.

Lower House Speaker Abdul-Munem Al-Oudat later said at the delayed opening session "we refuse any tampering with the form and frameworks of the constitutional relationship between the two authorities (legislative and executive) and the norms that govern it.”

Prime Minister Bishr Al-Khasawneh returned to the Dome to attend the delayed session, which continued smoothly without any further reference to the morning’s commotion.

Representative Omar Ayasra told Jordan News that "the crisis is over; all parties have acted responsibly, and the situation was contained."

For his part, Representative Ahmed Al-Sarahneh said that "MP Odwan received Khasawneh with anxiously, but he expressed the anger felt by Jordanians due to the rising prices and frequent tax hikes."

The Lower House then approved amendments to the 2021 Companies Law, as amended by the Senate.

Under its amendments, the Senate added "fees" to the necessary judicial expenses that the court decides to spend to cover the cost of the compulsory liquidation of a given company, after creating a special account for this purpose at Jordan's Companies Control Department (CCD), according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The draft law also obligates registered companies to disclose name of the real beneficiary for the intended purposes in Jordan's Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Law, Petra added. 


MP Imad Al-Odwan occupies the prime minister's seat at the Parliament on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (Photo: Jordan News)

 


MP Imad Al-Odwan occupies the prime minister's seat at the Parliament on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (Photo: Jordan News)





MP Imad Al-Odwan occupies the prime minister's seat at the Parliament on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (Photo: Jordan News)
 
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