Electoral chronology

Datesort descending Type Observations Results
Nov 08 1989 Legislative First general elections since 1967. 647 candidates competed for 80 seats. Despite party ban, the Muslim Brotherhood running as a charity won 20 seats, 12-14 more went to Islamist independents, 30-35 to royal loyalists. Turnout 63%. See
Nov 08 1993 Legislative First multiparty elections since 1956 after 1992 party legalisation. Though 9 parties ran, most of the 534 candidates were independents. IAF led parties winning 16 seats, but 50 mostly centrist independents assured a loyal government. Turnout 55%. See
Nov 04 1997 Legislative Election boycotted by opposition parties. 524 candidates (mostly tribal leaders w/o party affiliation) contested 80 seats. Tribal candidates won 68 seats, Islamist & leftist independents 12. Turnout 47%. See
Jun 17 2003 Legislative Elections held 2 years late, after King dissolved house in 2001. 765 candidates (including opposition parties) ran for 110 seats: independents (including mostly loyalists) won 87 seats, IAF 17 (of 30 seats where it ran). Quota 6 women seats. Turnout 58%. See
Nov 20 2007 Legislative 880 candidates including record 199 women contested 110 seats. 98 independents (mostly loyalists) were elected, only 6 of 22 IAF candidates won seats. Turnout 54%. Widespread allegations of fraud. See
Nov 09 2010 Legislative After dissolving House in Nov 2009, Jordan was 1 year w/o parliament. A new election law & system saw 763 mostly independent candidates run for 120 seats (IAF & others boycotted). Loyalists won huge majority. Turnout 53%. Widespread allegations of fraud. See
Jan 23 2013 Legislative Early elections after King Abdullah dissolved parliament in October 2012 See
Sep 20 2016 Legislative Early elections after Parliament was dissolved on May 29th See
Aug 15 2017 Local First time gouvernorats are elected, since entry into force of decentralization law in 2016 See