Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/JORDAN – Elections, seats reserved for Christians assigned to nine men. The number of women in Parliament decreases
Amman – The nine newly elected within the framework of parliamentary seats reserved for Christians are all men and they belong to different Churches and ecclesial communities. The official and definitive figures of the Jordanian parliamentary elections held on Tuesday 10 November were made public by the Independent Electoral Commission, stating that only 29 percent of the potential 4 million and 640 thousand voters of the Hashemite Kingdom went to the polls. In the previous parliamentary elections in 2016, the turnout was 36%.