In November 1983, the first Middle East Consultation was held at The Carter Center, co-chaired by former U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. In January 2013, The Carter Center deployed a small team of analysts to conduct a study mission of Jordan's parliamentary elections.
In January 2013, The Carter Center deployed a small team of analysts to conduct a study mission of Jordan's parliamentary elections. The Center was invited by Jordan's Independent Election Commission to observe the elections. The limited mission focused on several key issues in the electoral process in the context of broader political reforms in Jordan, including the legal framework for elections, boundary delimitation, election administration, the role of gender, over and underrepresented groups, and the electoral dispute resolution process. Read the Center's report on the elections (PDF).
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Size: 89,342 square kilometers
Population below poverty line: 14 percent
Life expectancy: 74 years
Ethnic groups: Arab, Circassian, Armenian
Religions: Sunni Muslim (official), Christian (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, folk religion, other
Languages: Arabic (official), English
Source: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook 2016