Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A good night for the National Democratic Front

The National Democratic Front is a coalition of four leftist and Arabist parties. They fielded a few candidates for mayoral and city council seats. Thus far, they have won the mayoral seats in Karak (a major coup) and Ain al Basha. They have also won seats on city councils in Amman, Karak, Zerqa and Kufranja. A number of the mayoral and city council seats have yet to be decided. Even if things stop here, they have done well.

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UPDATE: Their mayoral candidate in Burma (Jarash) also won.

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At 12:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldnt want to be bearded man today. Anyway, it is almost definite that mini van loads of young men (soldiers) had been touring the voting stations of irbid and its neighbouring villages and casting votes to al Tell. What a democracy! I dont want wish to be in any close contact to the IAF but i dont think that i should dance to the way the government had manipulated the elections. They wouldve done the same if any member of the oppostion (islamists or sincere nationalists) the regime at this time are sick and tired of any flavour but the bland Bakheetites or Awadallites. Ya 3ommal el 3alam sallo 3al nabby

 
At 1:00 AM, Blogger Khalaf said...

I'll wait for the results from Irbid before I comment.

 
At 6:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it goes without saying that the vicious US-inspired anti IAF campaign that started months ago has cared off candidates as well as voters. the ferocity of the vilification that the IAF had to endure including the hostile takeover of their charitable wing was so blatant it left little doubt in the minds of many Jordanians about the perils of being identified with the IAF, no matter how much the majority of Jordanian like to. So how are we different from some marginal, despotic third world country? not much different. next time one of those regime hoodlums talks about national pride, i will remind him that no one hurts jordan like they do, with their corruption that shames us all.

 
At 6:58 PM, Anonymous Anti-anon said...

So do you support the hizballa model of creating two countries in one?The "charity" arm was targeted toward refugee camps to gain power for hamas and "islamists" while jordanians in maan and tafila and salt are eating dirt. Their so called "charity" arm is nothing but money to buy power in the palastenian refugee camps. And the jordanian figures that you see in the front are nothing but dummies controlled by khaled meshal and the brotherhood leadership in switzerland..

And next time whe you say "All" exclude me, since you don't represent the "majority" of us jordanians!

 
At 12:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel so embarresed by the way the government has handeled this affair. Again, i do not want to be represented by the IAF but the aparatus (and the word is back) has intimidated voters, played with the electoral register,..etc and they succeeded in pushing the brothers grass roots into darker corners and possibly viloence (do they wish so, to cash the getting-rid-of-them US moneys). The regime has made it clear today that this is our way and our boots are ready for the people. Why didnt people comment on the way the government intimidated or convinced Waleed Al Masry to withdraw? (Khallaf, you were a fan of the man). For a period of time in the early 90s we understood the role of the government and to a lesser extent the one man one vote, but now we feel totally estranged by those acts. Should all the intectuals start reading the likes of LAYALEENA glossy ammny magazines to understand the priority of the government? Should we sell our last peice of land and invest in a Hummer and cruise Abdoon in it? .. What a waste

 
At 12:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zaytoon Burma dasher we et3ayasho ya ....

 
At 12:40 AM, Blogger Khalaf said...

Mefleh, is that you? You know that the mukhabarat and the Islamists ran a double pronged smear campaign against Masri. Now I am supposed to pretend that the Islamists are innocent bystanders?

As for the charges of election fraud, all I can say that it is hearsay until now. I am waiting to get the numbers on the election in Irbid. I suspect that Bani Hani was more hurt by any supposed government interference than Kofahi, who was headed for third place anyway. If you know the numbers, I would appreciate you posting them here.

 
At 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the islamists never broke a law. if you are any good, you could have competed with them in their own game. who is stopping you from doing charity work in the camps and poor areas? who is stopping you form doing exactly what they are doing? NO ONE. but you don't give a damn about the things that they care about. because if you did, you too would have been busy helping those in need. and even if you try to show compassion, you do it only for TV. They do it because its their ideology.

So in Jordan we punish those who care, and reward those who don't. We are so corrupt, those who care a a real and present danger to the rest of us who could care less.

sick thinking.

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger Khalaf said...

Charity, religion and politics are an incompatible mix, in my opinion. Each is a separate realm, and mixing them gives politicians in religious parties an unfair advantage.

 
At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Barhoum said...

لكن يا عزيزي الأمر ليس بتلك البساطة. الحملة العنيفة والجائرة من النظام ضد الآردنيين الإسلاميين وتشويه سمعتهم منذ شهور أخاف الناخبين والجمهور اللذي يعرف الثمن اللذي قد يدفعه مقابل دعم الإسلاميين. ليس الأمر مجرد انسحاب عارض. الأمر هو منهجة قمع المعارضة ووضع آليات الدولة ونفوذها في تدمير البنية التحتية للمعارضة ونشر الرعب في قلوب امواطنين المتعاطفين مع الإسلاميين. ومن يرغب بتهمة فساد جائرة أو تهمة دعم ايراني ملفقة.

 
At 9:49 AM, Blogger AlurduniAlurr said...

Election in Jordan is farce and people should have boycotted this circus.

 

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