The Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, Eng. Wajih Azaiza


The Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, Eng. Wajih Azaiza, confirmed that the three paths of modernization; Political, economic and administrative interdependent and inseparable, which represents the national interest and strategy of the state in its second centenary, as it was able in its first centenary to overcome all challenges. On Tuesday, he gave a lectuer to the scholars of the 20th National Defense Course at the Royal Jordanian National Defense College, entitled "Political Development and its Impact on Jordanian National Security", in the presence of the Chairman and members of the directing staff. Azaiza said: "Political development is the process of developing the ability of the political system to adapt to all internal and external variables to develop an effective democracy based on political pluralism with the presence of programmatic political parties." Within it, and the existence of effective political parties whose goal is to build an effective democracy with the active and gradual participation of women and youth and the separation of powers. The Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs stated that the royal visions for political modernization came to move to a developed political system through which it leads to an optimal democratic model. It included important constitutional amendments that strengthened parliamentary work mechanisms, immunized political parties and protected them from any influences, empowered youth and women and enhanced their participation in public life, in addition to approving new electoral and political parties laws. Al-Azayzeh explained that the government was committed to promoting a culture of programmatic collective political action and inculcating the concepts of civic education and democracy among future generations through several measures, most notably; Approval of the added civic education subject for the tenth and eleventh grades and the unified national education subject for universities, which is now under preparation by the relevant committee, in addition to the system for organizing partisan work in universities, which clarified the mechanisms for practicing partisan and political activities in universities in a way that does not conflict with the educational process. During the lecture, the Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs presented the historical sequence of political action in Jordan and the formation of the first parliamentary government in 1956, to the present day, as the path of modernizing the political system will be built upon in the next phase, in addition to the path of modernizing the economic and administrative path. The three paths are interrelated, and it is not permissible to separate them. Pointing out that we were able to create a legislative environment for political life that is protected by the constitution, laws and regulations. Political action in Jordan has existed for many decades, and reducing the candidacy age to 25 years is the first step in changing the concepts of public work among young people.