Dismissed MP can run for House seat again, unless he is convicted of a crime

MP Osama Ajarmeh
MP Osama Ajarmeh (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Constitutional law expert, Laith Nasraween, said that today’s voting was constitutional. “Article 90 did not specify the reasons for the dismissal, but rather specified that the dismissal should be approved by at least two thirds of attending House members.”اضافة اعلان

He explained that the decision is legally effective as soon as the vote is carried out.

“It does not require any further constitutional procedures, such as the approval of the King or its publication in the Official Gazette.”

The expert also said that there is no need to hold elections in the Fifth Constituency to vote on a replacement for Osama Al-Ajarmeh, as according to the Elections Law, the person who came right behind Osama Al-Ajarmeh on the same ticket in regards to the number of votes will automatically replace him.

Nasraween drew attention to the fact that the Constitution was strict regarding the issue of dismissal, as it stipulated a two-thirds vote, as compared to 50+1, due to the seriousness of the issue and its impact.

With regard to what has been said by some deputies about the unconstitutionality of the session, citing a rule that House members should be informed at least 48 hours before the session is held, Nasraween said that the statute of the House of Representatives does stipulate in Article 84 that the deputies have to be noted two days in advance.

However, it waives this condition in cases of urgency. “Accordingly, there are cases that allow the Speaker of the Lower House to hold an emergency session without applying the notification rule.”

Regarding the possibility of Osama Al-Ajarmeh to run in a parliamentary election again, Nasraween said, “He may run if the matter stops at the dismissal, because the dismissal does not prevent him from running for a second time, but if he is prosecuted criminally and a judicial order is issued against him, he will not be allowed to join the race again”.

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