In Jordan, senate passes extensive constitutional amendments

By Jordan Times, 20 January
Parliament of Jordan (photo credit: Stef Hoffer)
Parliament of Jordan (photo credit: Stef Hoffer)
The Senate on Tuesday passed the draft 2022 constitutional amendments with its final structure. Being approved by the two chambers, the draft 2022 constitutional amendments will be referred to His Majesty King Abdullah for ratification and publication in the Official Gazette. The bill, the 14th amendment to the Jordanian Constitution since 1952, comprises 25 articles, besides the addition of the phrase “Jordanian women” to the title of the Second Chapter of the Constitution which now reads the “Rights and Duties of Jordanian Men and Women”, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. [...] The amendments related to formation of the National Security Council stipulated that the council shall include the prime minister, defence minister, foreign minister, interior minister, army chief, heads of the security and intelligence departments, in addition to two members to be appointed by the King. The amendments also lowered the age for running for the Lower House election from 30 to 25 years.
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