MB offshoot calls for discussion of election law
the called for nationwide dialogue to create a modern and after it had announced it would boycott the scheduled for November.
The IAF had decided to boycott the elections maintaining that the current election law lacked the necessary element for political reform in Jordan
According to observers the government failed during the meeting to persuade the MB’s political arm to withdraw its decision of boycotting the parliamentary elections; however official IAF sources stress that they would need time to consider its next move.
Rifai highlighted during the meeting that it was significant the IAF partake in the elections to serve the political development process adding that the government was committed to improving the political development asserting it was imperative both individuals and parties become involved in the elections.
The upcoming parliamentary elections in November is expected to endorse the country’s Election Law which advocates the one-man, one-vote system which resulted in downsizing the number of constituencies.
The IAF had previously slammed and opposed the election law and repeatedly called for amending it.
The last parliamentary elections in 2007 in Jordan took place amidst accusations of vote rigging and vote purchasing.