PM urges voters to exercise right

Bisher Khasawneh
Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh . (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh on Tuesday urged voters to exercise their constitutional right and elect the most qualified representatives in municipal, governorate and Greater Amman Municipality councils, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

“Elections are not only a constitutional and legal right, but also a national duty and responsibility,” the prime minister told reporters shortly after casting his vote at a central Amman polling station.

Khasawneh urged voters to choose “the most qualified and capable representatives to fulfill the aspirations of the public”, saying that the elections are a step that brings the citizen closer to the decision-making process.

Asked why one million Jordanians abroad are denied the vote, the prime minister said that Jordanian expatriates “have every right to participate in the electoral process, but there are logistical obstacles”.

“We are working to enable Jordanians residing abroad to vote from wherever they are through our embassies and consulates, and through various mechanisms. However, this is a gradual process that requires a cybersecurity system and a logistical base that allows them to participate. We will get there after establishing a regulatory legal framework,” the premier explained.

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