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Nov. 10, 2020 Confirmed

Jordan

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Election for Majlis al-Nuwaab (Jordanian House of Deputies)

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At stake in this election:

  • 130 seats in the Majlis Al-Nuwaab (House of Representatives)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King ABDALLAH II (since 7 February 1999)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Bisher AL-KHASAWNEH (since 7 October 2020)
  • Assembly: Jordan has a bicameral Majlis al-Umma (National Assembly) consisting of the Majlis al-Ayan (House of Notables; Senate) with 75 seats and the Majlis al-Nuwaab (Chamber of Deputies; House of Representatives) with 130 seats. Members of both houses serve 4-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the House of Representatives, 115 members are elected from 23 electoral districts using open list proportional representation. 15 seats are reserved for women and 9 seats are reserved for Christians, Chechens, and Circassians.

Note: A new electoral law was established in 2015 which lowered the number of members of parliament to 130 from 150 and changed the electoral system. The new electoral process replaced the previous one-person-one-vote system and instituted an open list proportional representation system.