House approves Article 20 draft amendment

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The House of Representatives during a session on January 17, 2022. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — The House of Representatives on Monday approved the draft amendment to Article 20 of the Constitution, 2021, after receiving the endorsement from the Senate, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The Senate Legal Committee on Thursday approved all draft amendments to the Constitution articles, as received from the House of Representatives, with an amendment to Article 20.

The decision was voted favorably on for by 102 deputies, while 13 voted against. According to the amendment, MPs who own up to 5 percent of shares in a company have no say in any contract signed by their companies with the government during their term in office.

The approved Article 20 prohibits senators and parliamentarians, during their term in office, from concluding contracts, leasing, selling, bartering or signing any contract whatsoever with the government, public institutions, companies owned or controlled by the government, except for those in which they are shareholders.

Today, the Senate will hold a session to approve the draft amendment to the Constitution in its final form; it will be submitted to His Majesty King Abdullah II for approval.

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