Parties to be vehicle for political ambitions says IEC chairman

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AMMAN — Whoever wants to achieve their political ambitions must belong to a political party, Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Musa Maaytah told Jordan Television on Friday.اضافة اعلان

In an interview, Maaytah added that more than seven new political parties will be ready or “clearly defined” by the end of the year.

Political parties whose establishment predate the new law have until May 14, 2023 to rectify their position in line with the new requirements, the chairman said.

He added that Jordan is currently seeing am active, growing partisan movement, stressing that the IEC does not involve itself in the internal discussions of the parties.

Meanwhile, MP Saleh Al-Armouti expressed his lack of optimism that the new political parties and election laws and amendments to the Constitution will lead to parliamentary governments, Jo24 reported.

The lawmaker said the government will face obstacles in the implementation of the laws, and predicted that there will be violations that result in the legislation being revised by the Cabinet.

“Some people have changed from fighting (political) parties ... to (being) founders of parties,” Armouti said, claiming that “these parties do not have an ideological or partisan base”.

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