Jordan: Royal Decree Ratifies Decentralisation Law

A Royal Decree was issued on Wednesday ratifying the 2015 decentralisation law, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The law was ratified after being endorsed by the two Houses of Parliament. 

In November, the Lower House removed a constitutional flaw over which His Majesty King Abdullah returned the 2015 draft law to Parliament in October. 

The King said Paragraph A of Article 6 of the law concerning the establishment of governorate councils was incompatible with a Constitutional Court ruling because it does not state that governorate councils are administratively and financially independent from the central government.

The law is one of four key political reform laws, along with the elections, political parties and municipalities laws.