The hall where a lively debate had been taken place suddenly went silent. A courageous Jordanian journalist asked a candidate for Jordan's parliamentary elections a question rarely asked.
The hall where a lively debate had taken place for 80 minutes suddenly went silent. A courageous Jordanian journalist had just asked a feisty candidate for Jordan's parliamentary elections a question rarely asked. "Are you in favor of a constitutional change that will allow prime minister's to be elected and would curtail the King's power's to dissolve the parliament?" asked Hamza Al Soud, Radio al Balad's parliamentary reporter.
Odeh Kawas a former member of parliament and a long time human rights fighter took on the question directly:
I think any constitutional amendment should be studied by an elected group of experienced thinkers and not in a forum like this, but I do agree that the prime minister should be elected and not appointed and that the King's power to dissolve the parliament should be curtailed.