Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote
Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote

Women and Islamists lost out in Jordan’s parliamentary vote this week, according to results announced Thursday by the electoral commission.The election for the 130-seat parliament – 15 of which are reserved for women – was marked by low turnout and overshadowed by the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has dealt a heavy blow to the Arab country’s already debt-ridden economy.Only 29.9 percent of the around 4.5 million eligible voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s election, choosing among 1,674 candidates, of which 360 were women.The last election in 2016 saw a turnout of 36 percent.Parliament has li…

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