Deadline for adjusting status of parties ends on May 15 — IEC

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AMMAN — Chairman of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), Musa Maayta, said that the deadline for parties to adjust their status is May 15, 2023, according to the applicable party law.اضافة اعلان

He also explained that the party financing process will depend on the election results and the number of seats the party wins in parliament.

Women Empowerment UnitMaayta said that the IEC has recently established a Women's Empowerment Unit, which is responsible for developing women's participation in political life and their access to decision-making positions.

The IEC, he said, is building bridges of cooperation with all partners and civil society institutions specializing in women's affairs, as they bear the greatest responsibility for enhancing women's participation and giving them the deserved status, Hala News, reported.

This came during his reception of members of the Women's Affairs Committee in the Jordanian House of Representatives, headed by MP Mayada Shreim.

The political vision of the Kingdom, he added, aims to empower women and youth and enhance their participation in the electoral process and involvement in parties, by giving them sufficient space in the electoral and party laws.

IEC roleMaayta clarified that the primary function of the commission is to manage the electoral process.

Still, at the same time, it works with its partners on spreading awareness and political education to increase citizens' awareness of the importance of participating in elections and joining parties.

It also trains the election and counting committees working with the commission in the field and provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge to manage the electoral process.

The commission has implemented a series of activities under the "Ana Asharik" program in universities, in cooperation with the Crown Prince Foundation, he said.

The program aims to integrate university youth into public dialogue and work and enhance their participation in political and party life. It does so by achieving a set of national priorities and concepts, most notably democracy, party work, the rule of law and political participation, national identity, human rights, and respecting different opinions.

The commission has also established the Jordanian Electoral Institute for the purpose of developing the technical capabilities of commission employees and spreading electoral culture among the public. 

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