King Opens Parliament's Ordinary Session Monday

تم نشره في Sun 6 November / Nov 2016. 01:00 AM
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AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday will inaugurate the 18th Parliament's first ordinary session with a speech from the Throne.

Following the speech, the King will shake hands with members of the two Houses of Parliament.

The new Senate will convene its first session, chaired by Faisal Fayez, during which royal decrees will be read out, including one postponing parliament ordinary meeting and another summoning parliament to meet in an ordinary session, both on November 7.

Another three Royal Decrees will also be read out, including one dissolving the current Senate, another appointing its new members, while the third will be naming the Senate's new President all as of September 27, 2016.

Following their first meeting, the new senators will then take the oath as per the Constitution and the Senate's rules of procedure and form the committee that will reply to the Speech from the Throne, and then name first and second deputy speakers and aides.

After the senate session, the Lower House will also convene its first meeting under the longest serving MP in keeping with the House's rules of procedure, and if there are more than one, the longest membership MP will preside the meeting and if there are also more than one, the session will be chaired by the eldest deputy.

After that, the Lower house speaker will then be elected.

During their meeting, a three-member panel will be elected to oversee the election of a speaker and then members of the House's permanent office will be elected.

At the end of their meeting, MPs will also choose the committee which will reply to the King's speech from the Throne and then elect members of the House's 20 permanent committees.