In Jordan, king forms committee to "modernize the political system"

By Asharq Al-Awsat, 16 June
King Abdullah II of Jordan (photo credit: EP)
King Abdullah II of Jordan (photo credit: EP)
Jordan’s King Abdullah II has entrusted [...] former prime minister Samir Rifai with chairing a 92-member Royal Committee to Modernize the Political System. The body will draft modern election and political party laws, suggest amendments and improvements to Jordan’s decision-making system. "The committee’s mission will be to put forward new draft election and political parties laws, look into the necessary constitutional amendments connected to the two laws and the mechanisms of parliamentary work, and provide recommendations on developing legislation regulating local administration, expanding participation in decision-making, and creating a political and legislative environment conducive to the active engagement of youth and women in public life," read the King's letter to Rifai, according to Petra News Agency.
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