AMMAN Ã¢â‚¬â€ Lack of quorum at the lower House on Sunday prevented deputies from discussing the findings of a special committee entrusted with investigating the alleged involvement of a former minister in a corruption case.
At 4:30pm Ã¢â‚¬â€ the scheduled time for the session to begin Ã¢â‚¬â€ only 55 deputies were present under the Dome. A minimum of 73 MPs out of the HouseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 110 members must be present to declare the beginning of the session.
Lower House Speaker Abdul Hadi Majali extended the waiting period for half- an-hour in the hope that more deputies would arrive, thumb but the number remained well below the quorum, healing prompting him to cancel the session. [Jordan Times]