Lawmakers want to add ‘political parties’ in IEC’s new name

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AMMAN — The Lower House of Parliament on Monday turned down an amendment by the Senate to the name of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Before the draft IEC law was submitted to the Senate, lawmakers added “political parties” to the name of the IEC. However, the senators deleted the addition and sent the bill back to the Lower House as per the Constitution.

In a session on Monday, the deputies insisted on having “political parties” incorporated in the election commission’s name. Should both chambers dig in, they will have to convene a joint session and vote on the draft.

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