jordan pulse -
Dr. Mahmoud Awad Al-Dabbas.
I followed Prime Minister Bishr Al-Khasawneh's meetings with university students last month and this month in (Urduniya, Mu'tah and Yarmouk). Perhaps this is the first time that I follow the president's meetings with such seriousness and detail. In translation, I attended the three recorded meetings in full, taking notes on each of them. Perhaps the reason for the follow-up is that the meetings came at an important political time regarding the president and his political ambitions. And also because the meetings are direct with university students. They are the largest segment of society, and it is the segment that fears the future more than others. So it's all. As I said, I attended the three meetings in order to focus on what the president said and what the students said.
At first, I did not like that the administration of the three meetings should come from outside the students or teachers of the three universities. If this was done, it would be the biggest indicator of real support for students. We continue. What the president said is the biggest dose of frankness in telling the bitter truth to university students. And in the economic aspects (there are no new registrations for graduates on the lists of the Service Bureau, and the inability of the government sector to provide job opportunities for more than 10,000 to 15,000 annually, even though new entrants to the labor market reach 120,000 people. And the expected million job opportunities according to the economic modernization system will be after ten years, and not every year is a part of a million jobs...).
With regard to the solutions proposed by the president, he was self-reliant, referring here to some extent to himself and to ministers whose fathers were not from the political class. As for the second proposed solution, it is affiliation with parties and overcoming all their fears by virtue of the availability of the legislative structure that protects them.
With regard to the state of interaction between the President and the students, it should be noted here that the President in these meetings was calm, unlike his case with the House of Representatives. Even the provocative questions that were directed to him by the students, he succeeded in absorbing them through smiles, followed by unsatisfactory responses to the students, albeit in a tactful and soft manner, but bitter in content. Therefore, despite the students hearing the president's answers, the questions they returned to the question again about the lost and hoped for job opportunities and the fear of political parties for various reasons.
Politically, President Al-Khasawneh wanted to confirm that he would remain when he determined, according to the constitution, that the next parliamentary elections will be between July 16 and November 16 of next year. While he said that the reshuffle of his government is nothing more than rumors. Also, as part of the talk about the upcoming elections, the President incited university students to rebel against public figures (former ministers and current and former MPs), who are the figures who lead the leadership of some political parties, as he called on these figures to give up the lead in the electoral scene in the national list and give way to others. In the same thorny political direction, the President did not register loopholes for himself, through which his opponents could escape. He avoided commenting on the issue of the Teachers Syndicate under the title that it is under consideration before the courts. With praise to the teachers, of course. On the issue of the Partnership and Criticism Party, it has shortened the crisis by saying that they have another chance to rectify their situation.
In conclusion. This time I listened very carefully to everything the president said with the university students. In my opinion, the meeting was for the purpose of presenting and reviewing his achievements over the past period since he headed the government, and the goal is an attempt to ensure continuity until the middle of next year. But in my personal belief, (continuity with modification) or departure will be decided before the opening date of the fourth regular session of this House of Representatives, if it is destined to be held. There are still other accounts and similar options in other sovereign circles for decision-making towards the government and parliament. And wherever the interest is, the decision is to leave them together. Or the parliament remains and the government leaves. Or they stay together while giving the president the opportunity for the final amendment.