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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
10.11.2020
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
27.09.2020
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.11.2024
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
130
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,674
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
1,314
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
360
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
21.51%

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
4,647,835
Votes Number of people who actually voted
1,387,711
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
29.86%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
On 27 September 2020, King Abdullah dissolved the 130-member House of Representatives in view of elections to be held in November (see note 1). The newly elected members included businessmen and representatives of powerful tribes as well as around 20 retired senior military officers. Candidates backed by the main opposition party, the Islamic Action Front (IAF, see note 2), won eight seats, down from 15 in 2016. Only 17 of the 130 members belonged to political parties or currents. Although 360 women stood in the 2020 elections (up from 252 in 2016), only 15 women were elected (all to reserved seats), down from 20 in 2016.

The 2020 elections were held amid the country’s economic crisis. In March 2020, the International Monetary Fund approved $1.3bn in aid for Jordan. The COVID-19 pandemic further aggravated the country’s vital tourist industry. The elections held amid the pandemic recorded a low turnout: only 29.86 per cent of the around 4.6 million eligible voters cast ballots.

Note 1:
The dissolution of the House requires the Cabinet (then led by Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz) to resign within one week. On 7 October, the King appointed veteran diplomat and palace aide Bisher al Khasawneh as the country’s new Prime Minister.

Note 2:
The IAF, led by Mr. Mourad al-Adayleh, is the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. In July 2020, the Court of Cassation dissolved the Muslim Brotherhood.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
4
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
86.92%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Note on the alternation of power
Monarchy
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Islamic Action Front Party 5
Muslim Centre Party 5
Jordanian United Front party 1
National Loyalty Party 1
Islah Alliance 5
Independents 113
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
115
Number of women elected
15
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
11.54%
Sources
House of Representatives (27.11.2020)
https://en.royanews.tv/
Reuters
AFP
BBC Monitoring
Aljazeera
https://www.france24.com/en
Women Other
15

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
115
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
15
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
10.12.2020
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Abdul Muneim Odat (Male)
Political party
Independents
Date of election
10.12.2020