Week in Review: Jordan’s Election Aftermath

by andrewcagle

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This past week in Jordan, the newly elected MPs began settling in for the first session of parliament following recent election reforms. Here is a collection of articles, blogs, and links that break down the general events of the past week, opposition protests, progress on selecting a new Prime Minister, and results of the election by seat (Arabic).

Jordan’s election: Calming Down

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21572239-general-election-goes-better-some-had-expected-calming-down

Jordanian Islamists protest against new parliament

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2013/02/22/267766.html

Another house bloc nominates Ensour to be Prime Minister

http://jordantimes.com/another-house-bloc-nominates-ensour-to-be-next-prime-minister

**Electoral Reform in Jordan since 1989 at a glance (Important read)

http://impatientbedouin.com/electoral-reform-in-jordan-since-1989-at-a-glance/

Jan. 23, 2013 Election Results

Senate (Upper House): http://www.parliamentjo.net/?p=9722

Representatives (Lower House): http://www.parliamentjo.net/?p=9725