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To ensure candidates abide by campaign rules, GAM charges JD1,000 deposit

(Photo: Al-Ghad News)
AMMAN — Candidates in the municipal and provincial elections will be charged JD1,000 by the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) as a refundable deposit to ensure that they abide by campaigning rules, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

GAM spokesman Nasser Al-Rahamneh said the municipality’s role is to ensure that candidates follow campaign regulations, while the Independent Election Commission is the authority mandated with deciding the date on which campaigning starts.

Election campaigns of the March 22 elections kicked off on Monday, in accordance will end 24 hours prior to election day.

Candidates for the GAM Council must be 25 years old, must have been Jordanian for at least 10 years, and must not have been convicted of a felony or filed for bankruptcy.

Candidates are also forbidden from being members of non-Jordanian political parties and must also receive permission from the municipality to stand for election.

If standing members of the GAM Council or those employed at a public institution wish to run for election, they must resign from their position 30 days prior to filing their candidacy.

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