Senate (Jordan)

The Senate of Jordan is the upper house of the Jordanian Parliament which, along with the House of Representatives forms the legislature of Jordan.[1] The Senate consists of 65 members all of whom are chosen by the king of Jordan by royal decree, but must follow the terms of Constitution of Jordan.

Parliament of Jordan

مجلس الأعيان

Majlis Al-Aayan
18th Parliament
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Upper house of the Parliament of Jordan
Term limits
4 years
History
FoundedJanuary 1, 1952 (1952-01-01)
Leadership
Faisal Al-Fayez, Independent
since 28 September 2016
Structure
Seats65
Senate makeup
Political groups
  •   Independent (65)
Elections
Appointed by the King
Last election
20 September 2016
Next election
2020 or earlier
Meeting place
Al-Abdali, Amman
Website
www.senate.jo/en

The presiding officer is the President of the Senate, who serves a two-year term, which can be renewed. Regular members of the Senate serve four-year terms, which can also be renewed. Meetings of the Senate are valid only if everyone is present at the meeting. Decisions are determined by the number of votes, not including the President; but if the votes are tied, the President may vote.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Factbook: Jordan", U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ "About the Senate". THE JORDANIAN SENATE THE HASEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN. Retrieved 21 March 2017.