The government has not worked out an electoral system but is leaning towards a mixed formula featuring the proportional list and the majority system, Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh told union leaders on Tuesday. The meeting with the heads of the country’s 14 professional associations was one of a series of meetings the premier initiated on Monday to arrive at consensus over the new elections law, under which national polls are expected to be held this year. The government is expected to submit the bill to Parliament before April, according to a time schedule it has committed itself to.
Khasawneh told syndicate leaders that the task at hand is a difficult one as it is not possible to come up with a law that “satisfies everyone”, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. But he reasserted that the controversial one-person, one-vote system is not an option. He also stressed that regardless of the electoral system, what is more important is holding free and fair elections.