Jordanian Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Bisher al-Khasawneh, stated that the draft laws prepared by the Royal Committee to Modernize the Political System (RCMPS) and the constitutional amendments to the Lower House are matters of urgency before the next regular session, according to local news agencies.
Al-Khasawneh held that the government would offer additional amendments to the Constitution to “crystallize” the upgrading program that will be aligned with the Royal discussion papers.
Al-Khasawneh emphasized that the proposed draft laws reflect the political and intellectual diversity in Jordanian society. On parties, partisan work has become required and desirable and stimulating it will pave the way for outstanding subjectivity in picking ministers, he said. The PM said that party-majority governments require transferring the oversight of the parties to an independent body to achieve impartiality.
Regarding defense orders, by highlighting the commitment to implement defense orders, as they currently contribute to protecting 100,000 jobs for Jordanians in various sectors, the prime minister noted that the government will cease having defense orders once the number of COVID-19 cases diminishes.
Vaccination of the widest possible segments of society will lead to recovery and return to normal life, the prime minister said, underlining that defense orders constitute legislative tools to encourage the largest number of people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.