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Election commission to announce local polls results Wednesday evening

Islamists, partners claim landslide win

By Dana Al Emam - Aug 16,2017 - Last updated at Aug 16,2017

Photo by Amjad Ghsoun

AMMAN — The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) announced that it will announce the final results of Tuesday's local and municipal elections on Wednesday evening.

The final results will be announced after the IEC's board of commissioners endorses the decision of the special committees auditing initial voting results, which were announced instantaneously by heads of election committees, according to the commission’s Spokesperson Jihad Momani.

Announcing the results will take place at the IEC's media centre, located at Al Hussein Youth City’s Greater Amman Hall, he said, noting that the time is to be decided later.

Heads of election committees around the Kingdom started announcing the initial names of winners starting Tuesday night.

The Islamic Action Front (IAF) announced on Wednesday that three out of six of its candidates running for mayorship have won, including Ali Abu Sukkar in Zarqa city, and 25 candidates out of 48 have won membership of local councils.

For the Greater Amman Municipality council, five out of 12 candidates won the seats, according to an IAF statement, which added that the front's winners include 11 women and non-members of the Islamist part who ran on its ticket. 

A father and a son who competed for local council seats of the Greater Irbid Municipality have both won, while a woman running for the local elections in Irbid won a women's quota seat, while her husband failed in his pursuit, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.


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