Written by Jpolitics Tuesday, 26 June 2012 06:02
Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh said last week that there will be two separate or joined extraordinary sessions for Parliament to finalise deliberations over “vital laws”.
In an interview with Jordan Television on Friday, he said the pieces of legislation include the Income Tax Law, the Social Security Law, the Investment Promotion Law and the Islamic Sukuk (Islamic financial instruments) Law.
Last Tuesday, the Lower House passed the 2012 draft elections law after three days of deliberations over the bill, completing all political reform-related laws.
Senators endorsed the law this week, approving a formula that features a majority vote at the governorate level and a closed proportional list at the national level.
Under the law, each voter will be given two votes: one for a candidate at the district level and another for a national closed proportional list that includes 17 seats.
With the endorsement of the 72-article legislation, all laws governing the political reform process are in place, paving the way for national polls expected before the end of the year.
The other components of the package include the Municipalities Law, the Independent Elections Commission Law, the Political Parties Law and the Constitutional Court Law, all of which have gone through the necessary constitutional channels and are now in place.