Civic Education Videos

The Political System in Jordan

Explaining the Political System in Jordan through Videos

As part of their close cooperation on civic education in Jordan, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)-Jordan Office and the Ministry for Political and Parliamentary Affairs (MoPPA) launch a new video series that provides an introduction into the political system of Jordan. We firmly believe that well-informed and politically aware citizens are a key element for the further stable and prosperous development of the Hashemite Kingdom. As the country enters its second century and debates political reform, this video series aspires to contribute to the better understanding of the constitutional order and the characteristics of the political life in Jordan.

 

Video 1: Overview about the Political System in Jordan

This video features some basic facts about Jordan. We explain the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) that govern the Hashemite Kingdom according to the Constitution, including their respective roles and how their members are selected.

Video 2: The Parliament in Jordan

This video delves into the role of Parliament within the Jordanian political system. We explain how parliament is elected and how it functions.

Video 3: Local Administration in Jordan

This video will shed light on the municipal and governorate councils in Jordan and their history. 

Municipal Election 2022- Awareness and Information Campaign

In the run-up to Municipal and Governorate Councils Election in Jordan which will be held on the 22nd of March 2022, KAS-Jordan Office joined forces with its two partners, the Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs (MoPPA) and Aramram to increase awareness and spread information on the importance of the role of municipalities and voting. We therefore, launched an intensive educational social media campaign in the month leading up to election. The campaign consisted of 4 cycles in which each encompasses of 1 video each accompanied with 4 posters reinforcing the importance of youth political participation.


Video 1: 

The first cycle, sheds light on the election date, promoting to participate in voting and why citizens, particularly youth, need to engage in the electoral process.  The video also touches upon how the three councils (municipal, governorates and executive) adopt a bottom-up approach to identify citizen-based needs which play a vital role in sustainable development at large.    

 

Video 2: 

In order to make the overall difference between the two councils (municipal and governorate) understandable, the 2nd cycle focused on the Municipal Council, its role, structure and wide array of benefits that go beyond just paving roads, building sport parks and planting trees. The second video and posters explain how municipal council role starts by identifying local pressing issues, budget drafting and prepare strategic and investment plans based on thorough needs assessment to the municipality.

 

Video 3: 

Consequently, the 3rd video revolves around the role of Governorate council and how it’s structured. Particularly, the video indicates that 40% of the council is appointed from key sectors (i.e. farmer’s union, chamber of industry) and that 60% of members are elected by citizens. It also describes that the Governorate council is the national body that approves the budget coming from the municipal and executive councils, it is also the one that monitors and evaluates the implementation of projects and coordinates between the government and municipal councils.  

 

Video 4: 

We end this social media campaign discussing the voting habits in Jordan, and stressing on the need to vote based on merit and effective realistic programs.


 

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Hala Abu Ghazaleh

Hala Abu Ghazaleh

Project Manager

hala.abu-ghazaleh@kas.de +962 6 5929777 ext.: 204
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Haneen Al-Zaben

Haneen Al-Zaben

Communication & Office Manager

haneen.al-zaben@kas.de +962 6 5929777 ext.: 208