New Jordanian party established by Toujan al-Faisal
Jordan, Politics, 12/30/1998
The prominent figure in the Jordanian opposition, Toujan al-Faisal, has announced a repeatedly-postponed decision to establish a political party to frame the activities of its partisans under the name of "al-Ummah al-Fattat".
In press statements she made recently, al-Faisal said that her party is a liberal national party that aims at "restoring the people's voice to the parliament," and meeting the requirements of the forthcoming phase. She added: "Jordan will be witnessing several fundamental changes;" however, "The current opposition parties are not able to withstand these changes."
Previously, al-Faisal led the parliamentary opposition in the former Jordanian parliament in confrontations with successive Jordanian governments in issues relating to freedom, solidarity with Iraq, the struggle against corruption and normalization with Israel, a matter which enabled her to win popularity, especially in the liberal circles of the Jordanian capital, when she got thousands of votes in the parliamentary elections in 1997 but said the government's interference "downed her."
Despite the fact that she refuses "feminist struggle," Faisal enjoys a strong support from the Jordanian women.
Jordan prevents a meeting for Iraq's Sadoun Hammadi
Jordanian Premier confers with Algerian parliament speaker
US Senate delegation in Amman
Defeat of female and Islamic nominees in Jordanian elections
Please add a link on your webiste pointing to ArabicNews.com and bookmark ArabicNews.com & subscribe to our daily email news bulletin.
| Advertise on ArabicNews.com. MyFlowers.com sold more than $2700 of flowers in one month advertising on ArabicNews.com! Make your company, and products a success. Special rate for new and small business. Inquire!Advertising Info