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Jordan Muslim Brotherhood to participate in municipal elections

Jordanians cast their ballots at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Amman, Jordan on September 20, 2016
Jordanians cast their ballots at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Amman, Jordan

The Islamic Action Front (IAF), the political wing of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood, will participate in the municipal and provincial elections scheduled late this year.

The Palestinian Quds Press agency reported sources in the Islamist movement as saying that the group’s Shura council, its main consultative body, had decided to end a ten year boycott of the municipal elections.

The Jordanian government announced that municipal and provincial elections would be held during July or August, to be confirmed later this year.

Provincial elections will be held in Jordan for the first time in the history of the country, and will enable citizens to elect their representatives in local councils of the provinces.

The IAF participated in the parliamentary elections which took place last September and won ten seats in the House of Representatives, the largest of any single party in the 130 seat legislature.

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