Voting extended for 2 hours in Amman

Amman, Aug 27 (Petra) -- Voting was extended for two hours in Amman's 22 districts on Tuesday amid voter apathy in the Kingdom's bigger cities as the country votes in municipal elections.

Head of the Greater Amman Municipality's Elections Committee, Qassem Momani, ordered the extension from 5:00 P.M until 7:00 P.M "according to the law."

Voting across the country got off to a slow start at 7:00 A.M with the Kingdom's various regions reporting a low turnout, but picked up pace in the afternoon hours.

At about midday, the southern Aqaba Governorate recorded the highest turnout with 33.5 per cent of the electorate casting ballots, followed by Jerash at 18.93, while the lowest percentages were reported in the Kingdom's three largest cities, with Irbid registering 10.96 per cent, Zarqa four per cent, and Amman 4.27 per cent.



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