Fayez: Jordan on solid ground to boost reform, enroot democracy

Faisal Fayez
(Photo: Jordan News)
Amman–– Senate President Faisal Fayez said Saturday that Jordan is on solid ground to forge ahead with the reform process and enroot its democratic experience, noting the milestone achievements made along that path.اضافة اعلان

He told a seminar at the Royal Cultural Centre on the constitutional achievements of His Majesty King Abdullah II that the Jordanian state has taken reform in the various fields as an approach, based on a constitution that safeguards public freedoms, guarantees equality and freedom of assembly and expression and preserves the citizens' dignity.

Since assuming his constitutional powers, His Majesty has embraced reform, provided a strong will for a reform process and laid a clear vision for the future of democracy in the country, Fayez said.

He cited the key achievements that were made under King Abdullah's reign, including constitutional amendments that produced the Constitutional Court, a Judicial Council and the Independent Election Commission.

The amendments led to the passage of key legislation that strengthened the integrity and transparency system and enhanced popular participation and public freedoms, he said.

"The constitutional amendments came to underscore that we are moving steadily along a path of political reform towards the formation of platform-based partisan parliamentary governments according to a clear vision stated by His Majesty the King in his Discussion Papers," the Senate chief said.

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