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List of political parties in Jordan


List of political parties in Jordan

This article lists political parties in Jordan. Jordan has 30 different political parties, but apart from the oppositional Islamic Action Front and neutral Jordanian National Youth Party, none of them play a real role because of lack of organization and clear political platforms. There is no clear picture on the political parties in Jordan, but sources mention the following parties.


  • The parties 1
    • Parliamentary parties 1.1
    • Defunct and banned parties 1.2
  • Political society 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

The parties

Parliamentary parties

× Party Founded Secretary General Website
1 The Islamic Action Front Party 1992 Hamzeh Mansour [1]
2 The Jordanian Communist Party 1951 Munir Hamarneh [2]
3 Jordanian Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party 1993 Akram al-Homsi -
4 Jordanian Democratic People's Party 1993 Abla Abu Elbah [3]
5 Jordanian Democratic Popular Unity Party 1993 Saeed Thyab [4]
6 Arab Progressive Baath Party 1993 Fouad Dabor -
7 Arab Islamic Democratic Movement 1993 Osama Banat -
8 National Constitutional Party 1997 Amed Alshunnak -
9 The Direct Democratic Nationalistic Movement Party 1997 Nashaat Ahmed Hassan -
10 Muslim Centre Party 2001 Haitham Alamaerah [5]
11 Al Resalah Party 2002 Hazem Qashou [6]
12 Jordanian National Party 2007 Mona Abu Bakr -
13 Jordanian United Front Party 2007 Amjad almajali [7]
14 Al-Rafah Party 2009 Mohammad Al Shomali -
15 Al-Hayat Jordanian Party 2008 Daher Amro [8]
16 National Current Party 2009 Abdul Hadi Al Majali -
17 Justice and Development Party (Jordan) 2004 Ali Al Shorafa [9]
18 Freedom and Equality Party 2009 Hamed Abu Zaid -
19 Jordanian Arab Party 2011 Mazin Riyal -
20 Al–Ahrar Party 1994 Ahmed Alzubi [10]
21 Al Mustaqbal Party 1992 Abed al Salam Freihat -
22 The Progressive Party 1993 Na’el Barakat -
23 Jordanian Arab Constitutional Front Party 1994 Milhem Tell -
24 Jordanian Left Democratic Party 1995 Mousa al-Ma’aitah -
25 Jordan Peace Party 1996 Shaher Khreis -
26 Arab Jordanian al Ansar Party 1995 Muhammad Majali -
27 Arab Land Party 1996 Muhammad Al Oran -
28 Al-Umma Party 1996 Ahmad Al-Hanandeh -
29 National Democratic Public Movement Party 1997 Muhammad Al-Amer -
30 Jordanian Labor Party 1998 Muhammad al Khataibah -

Defunct and banned parties

Political society

The Old Guard of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an unofficial political group in Jordan that was significantly powerful in Jordan during the regime of King Hussein. It reacquired influence following King Abdullah's attempt to promote transparency and political reform in Jordan as part of the National Agenda.

The Old Guard is made of 5 Jordanian Muslim families and 2 Jordanian Christian families. Although the roots of these influential groups trace back to various regions in Jordan, the oligarch nature of the group (largely tribal in structure) are in Amman, Jordan. Most Old Guards are highly educated Western professionals in various fields of Jordanian services and manufacturing industries who live and work in Amman, Jordan. Others are government officials leading various government branches.

See also

External links

  • (Arabic) Jordan's political parties from Arab Decision website
  • (Arabic) The same page in English
  • Ministry of Interior - Political Parties

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