473 women candidates running in municipal elections

[20-08-2013 06:24 PM]

Ammon News - AMMAN – Some 473 women are running along with 2,333 male candidates in the municipal elections due to be held on August 27 in the Kingdom, according to Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women Asma Khader.

She told Petra today that 68 women candidates have already won by acclamation, adding that eight women are in the race for mayor along with approximately 700 male candidates.

Khader said the northeastern Mafraq Governorate had the largest number of women contesting the local polls with 91 female candidates, including one vying for the post of mayor.

Khader said the northern Irbid Governorate came second with 86 women candidates, followed by the southern Karak Governorate with 47 while Amman was in the fourth place with just 40 females in the race for the capital's municipal council. (Petra)

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