Media & Communication Directorate
Royal Hashemite Court (Jordan)
King prorogues Parliament, appoints new election board
Amman, 23 April 2014
His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday issued a Royal Decree proroguing the ordinary session of Parliament as of Saturday, May 3.
Meanwhile, King Abdullah appointed via another decree a new board of commissioners of the Independent Elections Commission (IEC).
Riyadh Shakaa was named chief commissioner and the following figures as board members: Asma Khader, Mohammad Masalha, Samar Haj Hassan and Ali Hrout.
A Royal Decree had been issued earlier accepting the resignation of Khader from the Senate, as of Wednesday. Another decree was issued accepting the resignation of Riyadh Shakaa, Mohammad Ali Alawneh, Atef Btoush and Eid Jweied from the outgoing IEC board.