Merchants vote for chambers of commerce boards

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AMMAN — Independent Election Commission (IEC) spokesman Mohammad Khair Al-Rawashdeh has said that voter turnout at elections for the chambers of commerce throughout the Kingdom had reached 12 percent by noon Saturday, according to local media outlets.اضافة اعلان

The Sports City area, which hosts the capital’s elections, witnessed heavy security presence.

The IEC said that elections were proceeding smoothly.

Voters were to elect members of the boards of directors of chambers of commerce and representatives of commercial sectors.

The counting process was to begin at the end of the voting period, at 7pm Saturday, with the IEC’s board of commissioners announcing the results.

The number of eligible voters stands at 27,982; 240 candidates ran for the boards of directors of the 16 chambers of commerce throughout the Kingdom, including two women in the capital, Amman. Twenty three candidates are running for elections at 10 commercial sectors; they will join the board of directors of the Jordan Chamber of Commerce.

According to the IEC, by 12 noon the participation rate in the elections in the Tafileh governorate was the highest, at 61.14 percent, followed by the Southern Mazar Chamber of Commerce, where the voting rate reached 50.53 percent.

The lowest voting rates were recorded for the Salt Chamber of Commerce, with 6.65 percent votes, and for the Amman Chamber of Commerce, with a merely 8.21 percent voter turnout by noontime.

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