The Ministry of Political Affairs and the Ministry of Local Administration held 22 meetings in various regions of the Kingdom
To promote the participation of youth and women in the 2022 elections
Amman – Al Zarqa – madaba – Maan – karak – Ajloun – jerash – Tafila – Aqaba – Irbid – Mafraq
Within the framework of the national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of participating in the 2022 municipal and provincial council elections, the ministries of “Political and Parliamentary Affairs” and “Local Administration” carried out 22 awareness workshops on “Strengthening the role of youth and women in the 2022 municipal and governorate council elections”, in partnership with The Arab World Centerfor Democratic Development and Human Rights and the German Hanns Seidel Foundation.
According to the Director of the Arab World Center for Democratic Development and Human Rights, Dr. Amira Mustafa, the meetings were held in all governorates, as the meetings included 22 locations from the south to the north regions, namely, “Aqaba, Ma’an, Tafila, Karak, Irbid, Ajloun, Jerash, Mafraq, Zarqa, Balqa, Madaba and Amman, where more than one workshop were held
Dr. Mustafa added that a group of experts and specialists in the field led the meetings, and the participants in the meetings came out with many recommendations, which will be submitted through the center to the related decision making authorities.
The experts focused during the workshops and meetings on a number of aspects, including the importance of the youth and women participation in the electoral process in order to choose their representatives in municipal and governorate councils, in addition to explaining the details of the local administration law, which gave an opportunity to enhance the participation of youth and women in the elections by setting the age of candidacy at 25 years .
The meetings also provided an explanation of the women’s quota mechanism, to which the law allocates 25% of the provincial council seats, as well as the municipal council seats to be filled by female candidates who obtained the highest votes in proportion to the number of voters within their electoral district who were not fortunate to win the direct election.
It is worth noting that the project “Strengthening the Role of Youth and Women in Municipal and Governorate Council Elections 2022” was launched under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, Eng. Musa Al-Maaytah, and in the presence of young people from all governorates of the Kingdom.