AMMAN — By-elections for Karak’s 6th District, which were slated for Saturday, have been postponed until April 22, Independent Elections Commission (IEC) Spokesperson Hussein Bani Hani said on Thursday.

Bani Hani said the decision taken by the IEC board of commissioners was in accordance with the law, which grants the IEC the authority to postpone elections if deemed necessary.

The decision followed a letter from Interior Minister Hussein Majali recommending that the by-elections be postponed so that the IEC, in coordination with the ministry, can adopt a security plan to guarantee smooth polls, Bani Hani said.