His Majesty King Abdullah II holds a series of meetings with the Lower House’s Blocs, starting with the largest bloc in number – Al Nahda
The objectives of t...
hese meetings: Discuss the goals of the blocs to address the challenges facing Jordan. Discuss the blocs’ plans and their mechanism to implement their plans. Preliminary meetings to be followed by another meeting to review the achievements and progress of the blocs in the last third of the year. The Lower House Bylaw Chapter 5 - Parliamentary blocs and coalitions Article - 25 "Each group of deputies, no less than (10%) of the members of the House, can form a parliamentary bloc " Article - 26 "Each Bloc sets its internal system to regulate its work, provided that it should be deposited to the General Secretary " Article - 31 "A deputy is not entitled to join more than one parliamentary bloc or move from one bloc to another until the ordinary session ends" Article - 33 "Independent deputies who did not join any of the blocs are treated as one bloc in terms of representation and rights, and they are entitled to join any of the existent blocs at any time . " Name of the blocs and number of their members: Al Nahda 22 Member Jabhit Al Amal Al Watani 19 Member Watan 18 Member Al Wasat Al Islami 17 Member Al Tawafuq Al Watani 16 member Al Islah 16 Member Al itihad Al watani 15 member Al Tajamu’ Al Demoqrati 15 Member Al Mustaqleen 11 member Total: 150 Speech from the Throne by His Majesty King Abdullah II Opening the Non-Ordinary Session of the 17th Parliament Amman, Jordan 10 February 2013 “The Lower House’s role in a parliamentary government system requires that the House move quickly to develop its rules of procedure to institutionalise the work of parliamentary blocs and enhance its effectiveness. The Lower House should also develop a binding code of conduct under which deputies commit themselves to constructive parliamentary practices that strengthen their legislative and monitoring performance, and establish a relationship with the government based on competition in the service of the public good, rather than narrow personal gains, and fight wasta and favouritism.”
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