Jordan elects youngest-ever mayor at 27 years old

Jordan

Published: 2017-08-16 17:00

Last Updated: 2017-08-16 17:44


Tarawneh holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Mutah University.
Tarawneh holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Mutah University.
Roya News Source

Twenty-seven-year-old Hamza Tarawneh has just been named Jordan’s youngest Mayor.

Tarawneh, who represents the city of Moab in Karak, won 3055 votes in Tuesday’s Decentralisation and Municipal elections, making him the youngest mayor in the Kingdom.

Born in 1990, Tarawneh holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Mutah University.

Moab’s new mayor told Khaberni News that “he will stay true to his word and deliver what he promised those who voted for him.”

Tarawneh also thanked his opponents for being gracious in accepting the results, and promised to take whatever advice they have for him in the days to come.

More than 1.3 million Jordanians voted in the municipal and decentralized elections today, with a voter turnout for elections exceeds that of the previous round, at 31.7%, according to the IEC.