Abdullah Ensour, Jordan's Prime Minister
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Jordan holds parliamentary election despite boycott

Jordan is holding parliamentary elections in what the authorities say is a gradual process of bring greater democracy to the country.

King Abdullah has led a reform process designed to stave off protests in the country, but the biggest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, and some of smaller nationalist parties are boycotting the vote.

Jordan's Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, cast his vote early at a polling station

  • 23 Jan 2013