Jordan: Safadi elected Lower House speaker

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Amman, Nov. 13 (BNA): Jordanian MPs today elected Deputy Ahmed Safadi as the Lower House speaker.


Safadi won House's speakership in its second regular session, after garnering 104 MP votes, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported.


Safadi's rival for speakership MP Firas Sawair garnered 13 votes.


A total of 128 deputies participated in the vote and 11 ballots were cancelled.


Deputies Mohammad Shatnawi, Zainab Badoul and Fawaz Zoubi announced their withdrawal from the contest ahead of the voting process.