Jordanian general election 2016 Results Exit Poll winner, Chamber of Deputies of Jordan, Jordan Election result 2016, Jordanian parliamentary election results 2016

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Jordanian general election 2016 Results Exit Poll winner, Chamber of Deputies of Jordan, Jordan Election result 2016, Jordanian parliamentary election results 2016

General elections were held in Jordan on 20 September 2016 to elect the 18th Lower House of Parliament. The elections were announced after parliament was dissolved by King Abdullah II of Jordan on 29 May 2016, with the King appointing Hani Al-Mulki as interim Prime Minister following the resignation of Abdullah Ensour.

Results on 22nd September. No Exit Polls are Conducted and Election Commission has not allowed any exit polls to take place.

  1. Only 38% of the more than 4 million Jordanians eligible to vote were expected to cast ballots
  2. For the first time in last 10 years, the Muslim Brotherhood contested parliamentary elections in Jordan
  3. The Islamist party, which last participated in elections in 2007, is also contesting after boycotting elections in 2010 and 2013
  4. The Brotherhood is one of the oldest and most influential political forces in the Middle East, boasting followers and affiliated political parties across the region
  5. Unemployment for Jordanians under age 30, who comprise more than 70% of the country’s 8.1 million people, has hit 30%
  6. The International Monetary Fund in August approved a $723 million loan over three years, intended to decrease public debt and boost growth

 

Live Updates: Jordan Parliamentary Election Result 2016 (to be declared on 22 September 2016)

  1. About 1.5 million Jordanians — or 37 percent of eligible voters — cast ballots, compared to 56% in 2013.
  2. Election officials said the actual number of ballots cast was higher than in 2013, by more than 200,000, and the pool of potential voters this year was twice as large.
  3. A senior official in the group said he expected a Brotherhood-led coalition to win about 16 seats.
  4. Jordanians chose from more than 1,200 candidates competing on 226 lists in 23 districts. A voter could select one or more candidates on a district list.
  5. The IAF won six seats in the 2007 election, but boycotted two subsequent votes, arguing the electoral rules were unfair.
  6. National Coalition for Reform coalition is fielding 120 candidates across the kingdom including 19 women.
  7. Of 1,293 candidates competing for 130 seats in Jordan's parliament, 82 percent are non-partisan. The Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist parties, while making a strong showing, have been fractured into smaller groups.

Summary of the 23 January 2013 Jordanian Chamber of Deputies election results

 Summary of the 23 January 2013 Jordanian Chamber of Deputies election results
Winners in one-man one-vote districts Seats
Independents of various tendencies 123
Parties contesting 27 proportional representation seats Votes Seats
Islamic Centrist Party (Al Wasat) 1,14,458 3
Stronger Jordan 1,00,159 2
The Homeland 94,682 2
National Union Party 68,149 2
Other parties with one seat each 18
 
Registered voters 22,72,182
Turnout 1,288,043 (57%)

Jordan Election Timetable 2016

Date Event
29-May-16 Dissolution of parliament
09-Jun-16 Royal Decree calling for elections
09-Jun-16 Elections date designated
23-Jun-16 Preliminary voter lists issued
08-Jul-16 Last day for voter lists objections and appeals
15-Aug-16 Final voter list issued
16-Aug-16 Start of candidacy phase
18-Aug-16 Preliminary candidate lists issued
04-Sep-16 Last day for voters’ objections or appeals to candidates or lists
10-Sep-16 Last day for candidates withdrawal
20-Sep-16 Elections day
22-Sep-16 Final results issued

Population (as of May 20, 2015)–7,930,491

  1. Early general elections were held in Jordan on 23 January 2013. Voter turnout was reported to be 56.6%.
  2. Early general elections were held in Jordan on 9 November 2010 following the dissolution of the previous parliament by King Abdullah II in November 2009; the elections having not been due until November 2011.Voter turnout was 53%.
  3. General elections were held in Jordan on 20 November 2007.Voter turnout was 57%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,214,832 (2013)
  • Registered Voters: 2,272,182 (January 2013 est.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,512,411 (2013)

·         Is Jordan a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (3 December 1980)

·         Has Jordan ratified CEDAW: Yes (1 July 1992)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 18 (following the 2013 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 80

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High

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