Amman, Oct 23: King Abdullah II of Jordan on Tuesday urged all political parties and powers as well as citizens to take part in the upcoming legislative elections.
The Jordanian leader said the next parliament will determine the formation of the new government with its future political reforms and socio-economic policies, reported Xinhua.
“If you want to change Jordan for the better, there is a chance, and that chance is the upcoming election, and there is a way, and that way is through the next parliament,” King Abdullah told a gathering of more than 3,000 key figures representing the different segments in Jordan.
“Parliamentary government” is the agreed end goal of Jordan’s reform process, which has seen to date wide-ranging constitutional amendments, the establishment of the Constitutional Court and Independent Elections Commission, new key laws governing political life, and the announcement earlier this month of early elections, set for Jan 23, the King said in a speech of which a copy was obtained by Xinhua.
He also highlighted major challenges Jordan is facing, stressing seriousness in uprooting corruption in the country.