100 of 130 MPs are new: preliminary election results

Jordan

Published: 2020-11-11 17:05

Last Updated: 2020-11-11 17:09


100 of 130 MPs are new: preliminary election results
100 of 130 MPs are new: preliminary election results

A total of 100 elected members of parliament are new members and only 30 are returning members said Al Hayat Centre for Civil Society Development (Rased) Director General Amer Bani Amer Wednesday, based on preliminary results of Jordan's 19th parliamentary elections.

Political party members make up 16 percent of the parliament.

The percentage of women in parliament dropped, and female candidates were only able to secure the women's quota seats, said Amer.

The 2020 elections witnessed more vote-buying than the 2016 elections and black money contributed to limiting the freedom of voters. Some candidates spent millions in vote-buying activities but lost the elections, he added.