Jordan counts 50 political parties, 18 requests at end of 2021

Parliamentary Affairs
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The number of licensed political parties in Jordan stood at 50 at the end of December 2021, with 18 requests to form parties pending, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

Only two new political parties were formed in 2021: Nabd Al-Wattan and Al-Nahij Al-Jadeed.

The Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs has seen an influx of submissions to form parties, an average of two applications per month, according to the ministry’s secretary-general Ali Khawaldeh. The requests are subject to the current Political Parties Law.

If the anticipated political parties draft law is passed unamended, it will require all current and forming parties to revise and regularize their legal situation.

Khawaldeh confirmed that there are groups holding discussions to submit applications to establish new parties.

There were 12 parties that were in the process of being established as of October 2021, which rose to 16 in November of the same year, and increased again to 18 by the end of December.

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