Royal decree to hold parliamentary elections shows constitutional commitment, says Adaileh
The royal decree calling for holding parliamentary elections as the country is still coping with the coronavirus pandemic bears witness to His Majesty King Abdullah’s commitment to the dates stipulated in the constitution, Minister of Sate for Media Affairs Amjad Adaileh said Wednesday.
Adaileh, who is also the government’s spokesperson, told journalists at the Prime Ministry that the government is committed to supporting the Independent Election Commission of Jordan, the sole body responsible for overseeing the process.
On the food poisoning incident in which a 5-year-old boy died as a result, he said that the government strives to look after the people’s health and drum up its regulatory, health and awareness raising effort so that such unfortunate incidents could be avoided.
Adaileh expressed his heartfelt sympathies to the child’s bereaved family.
On banning staging protests, Adaileh said that this falls under the government’s effort to prevent large gatherings and as part of the safety and preventive measures against COVID-19, chief of which is social distancing.
Source: Jordan News Agency