King urges Jordanians to vote '\'objectively'\' in parliamentary polls
Jordan’s King Abdullah II called upon Jordanians Sunday to turn out in force for the June 11 parliamentary elections and vote "objectively", without being seduced by "glittering mottos" or "ideas that have been outdated."
In a televised speech marking the 57th anniversary of Jordan's independence, the king promised that "the elections will be free and impartial", saying that the government had taken all necessary measures to guarantee their integrity.
"The time has come to intensify our efforts in order to accelerate the political development process, reinvigorate the role of political parties and continue to preserve public freedoms," the King said.
"I have full confidence in your perception that is never fooled by glittering mottos, ideologies or ideas that have been outdated and proven failures ... , nor by promises, used by some to influence some electorates, and to gain their votes, through doubting the soundness of the course, perturbing others and propagating fear for the future." (Albawaba.com)
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