IEC emphasizes importance of youth confidence in political participation

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AMMAN — Chairman of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) Musa Maaytah said that at the current stage, “successful” implementation of party-based action and upcoming elections will be a key opportunity to strengthen the future engagement of youths in Jordan’s political life, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

His statement is part of his working paper titled “Future of Political Parties: Opportunities and Challenges” delivered at the final conference of the “Enabled Environment for the Promotion of Freedoms, Democracy and Rule of Law” project, which was organized by Jordanian Masarat Foundation for Development.

Jordan’s political parties have a chance to be successful due to the state institutions’ recognition of the importance of shifting toward supporting partisan work, he noted.

Maaytah said Jordan’s revised regulations offer “important” opportunities, as the new Politial Parties Law aims to strengthen popular participation and activate the role of youths and women, and contains articles that protect partisan work to allay youths’ concerns.

The decision to put the political parties’ file under IEC’s umbrella, in accordance with the recent constitutional amendments, provides an opportunity to develop partisan work, and reflects trust in the neutrality of IEC, Maaytah said.

Engagement in partisan work will be the “true” practical aspect that reflects the government’s seriousness to develop and modernize, and the shift toward partisan work, he pointed out.

He said the continued effort to engage in partisan work tops the list of challenges.

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