Jordan reports poor turnout for election amid voter apathy and Covid-19 peak

Jordan’s parliamentary elections concluded Tuesday with less than one-in-three people turning out to vote, local media have reported.Voter turnout stood at just 29.9 percent with only 1.3 million of the kingdom’s nearly 10 million population turning out to cast their ballots, according to the Jordan Times.The election came amid a period of voter apathy reflecting recent changes to the constitution that further entrenched King Abdullah’s power and the Covid-19 epidemic, which is now at its peak in Jordan.Authorities appeared disappointed at the low turnout among the 4.64 Jordanians eligible to …

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