Political Reform

GOALS

Parliamentary Governments
Political reform aims to develop a Parliamentary government system that leads to the emergence of a majority parliamentary coalition on a partisan basis from which a government arises, while an opposition parliamentary coalition takes shape to practice a monitoring role, as a shadow government.
Monarchy that guarantees stability and unity
The Hashemite Monarchy has the responsibility of providing a unifying leadership for all Jordanians and remaining forward-looking to ensure the prosperity for future generations. As Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the King is responsible for paramount issues of foreign policy and national security, and for protecting Jordan’s social fabric and religious heritage, acting through the Council of Ministers, which has the Constitutional responsibility to administer state affairs.
Professional civil service system
Government is responsible for planning a comprehensive program that provides economic opportunities and achieves prosperity. In that regard, Government must earn and maintain confidence of parliament, establish standards for exceptional work, and exercise transparency, good governance and partner with the private sector and civil society.
Representative political party system
A successful parliamentary government system requires political parties be limited in number and founded on representative pillars and national programs, serve as political incubators that respond to voters' hopes and ambitions, encourage citizens’ participation in political and partisan life, and form parliamentary blocs and coalitions with groups and independents in parliament with shared interests.
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Political Reform

PILLARS

Homegrown Democracy
Jordan continues to develop its own homegrown reform model on the region level based on a clear reform road map, as democracy is more than an act of elections but an active system of governance in which citizens participate in the decision-making process and their civil rights are preserved.
Strong democratic institutions
Building strong democratic institutions is critical to the democratization process as these institutions are clear reference points for overcoming disagreements, breaking deadlocks, and contributes to enhancing the values of active citizenship and a state of institutions based on the rule of law.
National Unity
Jordan relies on an approach that guarantees the rights and freedoms of all within a constitutional framework and established supporting constitutional institutions in a manner that works to build the broadest consensus possible, in order to achieve a functioning democratic system that unites people and does not divided them in the name of democracy.
Pragmatic and agile
Jordan is committed to the reform process, despite the unpredictable regional reality. In order to be successful in reaching its end goal, Jordan remains pragmatic and agile, particularly as sustainable democratization requires taking into account and internalizing new developments that may transpire.
Reform Milestones
Reform Implementation
Royal Directives and Vision