Local council (Jordan)

Local council (Arabic: المجلس المحلي Al-Majlis Al-Mahali) is the elected assembly of a locality in Jordan. The first local councils were established in Jordan in 1925, and were elected consistently till today.[1]

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The latest amendment to the Municipalities law divided the Kingdom into 100 municipalities; 82 municipalities with 355 local councils, and 18 municipalities with none (due to their small size). Each local council consists of 5 members, including at least one woman. The highest voted for members of the local council is assigned a seat in the municipal council, whose number depends on what is assigned to each local council.[2]

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