ElectionGudie

Nov. 20, 2007 Held

2,455,686
Registered to Vote
Jordan

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Election for Majlis al-Nuwaab (Jordanian House of Deputies)

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 110 seats in the House of Deputies (Majlis al-Nuwaab)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King ABDALLAH II bin Al Hussein
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Nader DAHABI
  • Assembly: Jordan has a bicameral National Assembly (Majlis al-'Umma) consisting of the House of Notables (Majlis al-Ayan) with 55 seats and the House of Deputies (Majlis al-Nuwaab) with 110 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is N/A N/A.
  • In the House of Notables (Majlis al-Ayan) 55 members are appointed by the monarch to serve 4-year terms. In the House of Deputies (Majlis al-Nuwaab) 110 members are elected by single non-transferable vote to serve 4-year terms.**

** Six seats are reserved for women candidates who did not win a seat directly. Nine seats are reserved for Christian candidates. Three seats are reserved for Chechens.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Islamic Action Front
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this House of Deputies election: 6
    • Seats won in last House of Deputies election: 0
  • Independent(s): Independents
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this House of Deputies election: 98
    • Seats won in last House of Deputies election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,759,424 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 2,455,686 (2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,781,174 (2007)

·         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: 7 (following the 2007 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 80 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Jordan a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Jordan ratified CRPD: Yes (31 March 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 863,913 (est.)