- Chief of State:
- King Abdallah II
- Head of Government:
- Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh
- Government Name:
- Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
- Adopted: 1947, but revised and ratified in 1952; Established a constitutional monarchy, separation of powers among executive and legislative while judicial remains independent, establishes rights of citizens.
- Government Type:
- Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
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The monarch holds wide executive and legislative powers, including the appointment of the prime minister and all seats of the senate. The monarch approves and dismisses judges; signs, executes and vetoes all laws; and can suspend or dissolve parliament. The prime minister is responsible for advising the king and executing the executive daily tasks as head of the government.
The monarchy is hereditary. The prime minister is appointed by the monarch.
Supreme court of the land, enforces proper interpretation of the constitution.
The chief justice is appointed by the king, while other judges are nominated by the higher judicial council and approved by the king.
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Responsible for approving, rejecting, amending, and creating legislature and can override the king's veto by two-thirds vote.
150 members are elected by a mixed system.
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- Tax Authority:
- Income and Sales Tax Department
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