Jordan votes in election shadowed by pandemic, collapsing economy

Times of Israel | Nov 11, 2020 at 2:16 AM
  • Jordanians voted Tuesday in a parliamentary election overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Authorities ruled that the election, held every four years, should go ahead, but voters who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus face up to a year in prison if they ignore instructions to stay home.
  • Some 4.5 million Jordanians were eligible to vote and turnout stood at 29.9 percent when polls closed at 9 p.m. local time, voting having been extended for two hours due to an influx of voters.