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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