After 45 hours of parliamentary discussions for the government statement, the government of Bishr Al-Khasawneh won the confidence of the Jordanian Parliament after it pledged to implement more than 160 commitments that the deputies promised to implement in his government’s action plan, and his response to the parliament’s discussions of his plan.
Al-Khasawneh government obtained the confidence of 88 out of 130 deputies, and 38 deputies had no confidence in it, while two deputies abstained from voting, and two were absent.
The discussions – in which 121 deputies participated, and 9 deputies abstained from speaking – expanded the government in criticism of the government formation, proposed action plans, and government decisions in managing the state during the last period.
However, the vote was different from the speeches, which indicates – according to the representative of Muhammad Abu Sa`ilik in his speech – that “the real action of the parliament does not exist, and that there is a wide gap between theorizing and speeches on platforms, and the real action.”
On the other hand, former MP Sadah al-Habashneh said in his speech to Al-Jazeera Net that “the parliamentary discussions critical of the government statement are emotional speeches that the deputies address to their electoral bases, while voting is subject to two matters, either in response to the position of a programmatic party bloc, who are the lowest in parliament, or pressures from outside the dome.”
What is noteworthy in the parliamentary discussions – which is the first view of the parliamentarians on their electoral bases after their election last November – was the high ceiling of criticism of the government statement according to the MPs’ words, especially with regard to the files of political reform, the state of restrictions on public freedoms, freedom of expression, the work of professional and labor unions and parties. Political, and the demand to strengthen the state institutions and law.
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The criticism reached the point of calling MP Omar Al-Ayasrah, Prime Minister Bishr Al-Khasawneh, to “whisper in the king’s ear that Jordan is not well, and that the need is dire to return to institutions. He trusts state institutions, does not trust apparatus, and does not trust the elites, “he asks,” Isn’t this disturbing and deserves a real pause, remedy and reading to lose this confidence? “
The criticisms of the deputy al-Ayasrah and other deputies coincided with Jordan’s celebrations of the 100th anniversary of its founding, when Prince Abdullah bin Al-Hussein announced the establishment of the Emirate of Transjordan on January 8, 1921, calling for change and the reproduction of state institutions.
The King of Jordan, Abdullah II, said in a speech to the throne at the inauguration of the extraordinary parliamentary session of the National Assembly on December 10 that “Citizen’s confidence in state institutions is of utmost importance, and this calls for more work and improvement of services. Speaking of trust, it is evident. In its most wonderful form is the confidence in the Jordanian Armed Forces – the Arab Army and the security services, and for their competence and ability.
The most prominent present
The current teachers union crisis was the most prominent in the words of the majority of parliamentarians, demanding a solution to the crisis through quiet dialogue and respect for the dignity and rights of teachers, while the parliament’s dome witnessed calls from representatives to their colleagues not to talk about the teachers ’union crisis, because“ their case is before a just and fair judiciary. ”
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MP Yal Fraihat said in his speech, “We respect the independence of the judiciary, but without invading the legislative authority with regard to the teachers’ crisis,” adding that “50% of Jordanians trust the judiciary, meaning that 50% of the people do not trust the judiciary, according to the results of a poll.” An opinion of the Center for Strategic Studies, “and the conversation of the deputy.
A regional role
Parliamentary discussions dealt with the “retreat” of Jordan’s role in international and regional files, especially the Palestinian issue, and this was clearly evident in the speech of MP Abdel-Karim Al-Daghmi when he said in a speech by the People’s Bloc consisting of 15 deputies, “This country in the blame of the nation was one day at its top and sits at the table He decides on his own, and now he is absent from the table, and the files are in the files a topic being discussed, not the head of a spear that disassembles and refutes the plot.
It is noteworthy that the deputies also discussed changing the election law, canceling the cybercrime law and combating poverty and unemployment, canceling the agreement to import natural gas from Israel, the Corona pandemic and defense orders, and abolishing the Military State Security Court.