The Cabinet approved during its session yesterday that was chaired by Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh, a law governing the independent commission that will oversee and manage parliamentary elections.
Under the draft law which will become effective after being published in the Official Gazette and after passing through all its constitutional stages, the commission will oversee and manage parliamentary elections. The commission will also oversee other elections decided by the Cabinet in line with legislation.
The prime minister highlighted on many occasions the government’s commitment to draft a law for the independent commission that will oversee the elections due to its importance for political reforms and democratic life and to ensure transparent and fair elections. He also pledged that the draft law will be presented to Parliament at the end of 2011.
The commission will have 20 councils with a president and 4 members who will be appointed by a Royal Decree for 6 years that could be extended in accordance with recommendation of a committee that is headed by the prime minister and comprises Senate president, Lower House speaker and president of the Judicial Council.