Pro-government figures and independents won a majority of seats with a large number of them from military backgrounds. Out of 130 elected members, 100 are first-time winners
The election for the 130-member House of Representative is happening amidst unprecedented economic and health crisis in the country. The government had recently cracked down on the country’s largest teachers’ union.
The import of gas from Israel by Jordan has been staunchly opposed by several political and civil society sections in the country as a betrayal of the people of Palestine in an attempt to normalize relations with the Zionist state