Parliamentary Elections Well Administrated, Inclusive — EU Mission Says

تم نشره في Thu 22 September / Sep 2016. 12:00 AM
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AMMAN — Jordan's Representative elections, held on Tuesday the 20th of September, was an inclusive process in the framework of an ongoing political reform process supported by the European Union and other international stakeholders, according to Jo Leinen , the chief of EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Jordan.

In a press conference on Thursday, he said "In particular, respect for key principles, such as the universality and equality of the vote an the right to stand as candidate could be further enhanced".

Head of the European Parliament's delegation that joined the EU EOM Mariya Gabriel said "We congratulate the Jordanian people for a well-organized and overall peaceful election day." For the future, we encourage more participation of women and youth as well as more political debate based on political party programs.

According the mission statement, opening and counting proceeded peacefully and calmly and voting was generally well organized in 441 out of 459 polling stations that have been visited. "Secrecy of the ballot was respected in most of polling stations observed, the statement added.