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Parliamentary sources suggested that the “last” regular session of the National Assembly will be held in mid-October.
The sources expected a royal decree to be issued within days to postpone the regular session until the middle of next month.
His Majesty King Abdullah II opens the regular session of the National Assembly with the Royal Throne Speech.
According to the constitution, the regular session of the National Assembly begins on the first of October, and His Majesty the King may postpone its meeting for a period not exceeding two months, and its duration is six months.
Article 78 of the Constitution, in its first paragraph, stipulates the following: (The King shall call the National Assembly to meet in its regular session on the first day of October of each year, and if the aforementioned day is an official holiday, then the first day following it shall not be an official holiday, provided that The King may postpone, by a royal decree published in the Official Gazette, the meeting of the National Assembly to a date specified in the royal decree, provided that the postponement period does not exceed two months.
After the opening of the regular session, the Senate will hold a session to elect a committee to respond to the Speech from the Throne. Then the House of Representatives will hold a session to elect the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the first and second deputies, and the president’s assistants.
The House of Representatives is witnessing consultations among members of the Council regarding the elections for the presidency of the Council, but these consultations are still far from the limelight and sometimes behind the scenes.
The parliamentary atmosphere indicates that nominations for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives are still limited to four representatives so far, namely the current Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Al-Safadi, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abdul Karim Al-Daghmi, the former First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nassar Al-Qaisi, and the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abdel Moneim Al-Awdat. Sources rule out that MPs Ayman al-Majali, Khair Abu Saalik and Ali al-Khalayla will be in line to run for the presidency.