Jordan: MPs Scuffle Over Draft Election Law

Al Jazeera
Publication Date 
Mon, 2012-06-18

“Jordan's parliament session was adjourned on Sunday after legislators scuffled during a heated debate over an election draft law. The incident occurred as tensions rise within parliament while MPs are discussing the draft election law for a final approval before the end of their ordinary session on June 25...[More than] 20...MPs vowed to resign if parliament does not overhaul the proposed law, which critics say favours candidates loyal to the regime...The Muslim Brotherhood, Jordan's largest opposition movement, as well as several leftist parties have indicated that they will boycott a parliamentary election in December if the law is approved.”

Officials in parliament traded insults and fists during a debate regarding the draft election law (Photo: Al Jazeera)