House’s electronic voting system launched

Amman, Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, Atef Tarawneh, on Thursday launched the conferences and electronic voting system (EVS) at the House's headquarters, which was implemented in cooperation with the European Union under the program "Enhanced Support to Democratic Governance in Jordan".

The program aims to support Jordan's reform process, to promote democracy, to foster inclusive decision-making processes, the role of women and youth, and to consolidate democratic political culture.

During the inaugural ceremony, Tarawneh said the EVS reflects a real partnership with the EU, adding the project's first stage had " great" impact on the Parliament's work in facilitating voting, which promoted parliamentary transparency.

The House has taken many steps to strengthen the Parliament's bid to promote openness, transparency, and to enhance social participation, Tarawneh pointed out.

Tarawneh appreciated the EU's role and its partnership with the House, adding the EU had a great impact on the development of the Parliament's several action mechanisms.

On the Palestinian cause, he lauded the EU's position calling for the two-state solution as a guarantee for the region's "secure future and its generations."

Source: Jordan News Agency