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Cabinet approves by-law to regulate support for political parties

By JT - Jul 27,2016 - Last updated at Jul 27,2016

AMMAN — The Council of Ministers on Wednesday approved the amended draft by-law on funding political parties, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. Under the by-law, the government’s contribution will be JD50,000 every year with an additional amount of JD50,000 if the party’s candidates run in at least 35 per cent of the constituencies and the candidates had been members of the party for at least one year before Lower House elections.

An additional JD20,000 can be provided to parties in an election year to spend on campaigning, while JD5,000 is offered to parties that form coalitions, Petra said. The government said the by-law is aimed at enabling parties that have clearly defined platforms to reach Parliament. 



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