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King inaugurates 19th Parliament, calls on parties to rise to the occasion

‘We will not allow interference or obstruction in partisan engagement from any side’

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His Majesty King Abdullah delivers the Speech from the Throne at the inauguration of the 19th Parliament’s first ordinary session, on November 15, 2021. (Photo: Royal Court)
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AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday inaugurated the first ordinary session of the 19th Parliament and delivered the Speech from the Throne.اضافة اعلان

In the speech, King Abdullah said, “Jordan will remain a shining example of progress, sacrifice, achievement, and overcoming challenges, no matter how great.”

His Majesty addressed senators and representatives, saying they bear the responsibility of debating and endorsing the election and political parties’ laws, and the proposed constitutional amendments submitted by the government.
“This modernization process is not limited to a set of laws and regulations. At its essence, it is a process of social and cultural development,” the King stressed.

His Majesty said political groupings and parties must rise to the occasion and shoulder their responsibilities. “The proposed draft laws are rooted in the Constitution and include guarantees for partisan engagement, in which we will not allow obstruction or interference from any side,” the King said.

The King stressed the need to maintain cooperation among all branches of power — in accordance with the flexible separation of powers set by the Constitution.

The King said, “over the past months, we witnessed tremendous efforts to modernize the political system. Such efforts, by the committee we had entrusted with that mission, are appreciated and are part of a wider framework of economic and administrative modernization the government is working to accomplish. At the same time, we must also reaffirm the importance of upholding the rule of law on all, without discrimination or favoritism.”

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