Cabinet approves bylaw on financial contribution to political parties

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AMMAN — The Cabinet on Sunday approved the financial contribution bylaw to support political parties for 2023, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

By providing a financial contribution from the Kingdom’s Treasury, the bylaw aims to enable licensed political parties to play their role based on citizenship, equality, and commitment to democracy and political pluralism.

Through the financial contributions, the bylaw also aims to encourage the active participation of parties in public political life and elections in order to form a Lower House based on effective partisan parliamentary blocs. In addition, it endeavors to strengthen the political role of women, youth and persons with disabilities in public party activities.

Contribution amountsAccording to the bylaw, the specific amounts of the financial contribution provided to the parties will be determined in accordance with international standards and best practices on political party representation. 

Each party is entitled to a financial contribution of JD30,000 if it achieves a percentage equivalent to 50 percent or more of votes cast in the electoral district under the electoral threshold described in the Lower House Election Law. The parties will also receive JD10,000 for each seat they win, in addition to 20 percent of that amount for each woman, young person between the ages of 25 and 35, and person with disabilities who is elected.

The bylaw will be published in the Official Gazette following a Royal Decree approving it.

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