Parliament of Jordan

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The Parliament of Jordan (Arabic: مجلس الأمة Majlis Al-Umma) is the bicameral Jordanian national assembly. It was created by the 1952 Constitution, the legislature made-up of two houses: the Senate (Arabic: مجلس الأعيان Majlis Al-Aayan) and the House of Representatives (Arabic: مجلس النواب Majlis Al-Nuwaab).

The Senate has 65 members, all of whom are directly appointed by the King, while the House of Representatives has 130 elected members, with nine seats reserved for Christians, three are for Circassian and Chechen minorities, and fifteen for women.[1] The members of both houses serve for four-year terms.[2]

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  1. "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov. Archived from the original on 2018-12-24. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  2. "World Factbook: Jordan" Archived 2018-12-24 at the Wayback Machine, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency