Jordanian Arab Socialist Baath Party

  • Name: حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي الأردني. Hizb Al-Ba'ath Al-'Arabi Al-Ishtiraki Al-Urduniy (Arabic), Jordanian Arab Socialist Baath Party (English)
  • Year founded: 1947 (foundation of original Arab Baath Party in Damascus by Michel Aflaq), 1951 (creation of Jordanian branch), 1956 (legalised as a political party), 1993 (re-legalised as a political party)
  • Ideology: Leftist, Pan-Arabist
  • Current leader & function: Akram al-Homsi (secretary general)
  • Number of seats in parliament: None
  • Currently in government or in opposition: In opposition
  • Legal status: Legal political party
  • Link to official party website: No party website
  • Observations: Baathism arrived in Jordan at the end of the 1940s and from the early 1950s Baathist MPs were elected to parliament. The party was denied legalisation in 1992 (in aftermath of Gulf War), and split into two separate parties. This party was legalised the following year after adding Jordanian to its name.