Lower House chooses 2nd deputy speaker, assistants

Lower House  Parliament
(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Lawmaker Nassar Al-Heisa was elected on Monday a second deputy speaker of the Lower House, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

He secured 58 votes against 56 won by his only contender Zaid Al-Atoum in elections held one day after the Parliament reconvened for an ordinary session. His Majesty King Abdullah inaugurated the opening session on Sunday, with a traditional Speech from the Throne, outlining his policies.

The 130-seat Lower House, also known as the Chamber of Deputies, later elected Ahmad Safadi as speaker, and Ahmad Al-Khalayleh as first deputy speaker.

 In Monday’s session, chaired by Safadi and attended by cabinet ministers, lawmakers also elected deputies Diyab Masaid, and Wael Razouq as Safadi’s assistants. The Chamber left it to the Permanent Office to choose the committee that will draft the response to the Speech from the Throne before the session was adjourned until next week.

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