Key Figures

Chief of State:
King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz

Overview

Government Name:
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Constitution:
Adopted: 1952; Established a constitutional monarchy, separation of powers among executive and legislative while judicial remains independent, establishes rights of citizens.
Government Type:
Constitutional Monarchy
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Flag
Coat of Arms of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

C
A very uncertain political and economic outlook and a business environment with many troublesome weaknesses can have a significant impact on corporate payment behavior. Corporate default probability is high. Source: Coface (2018)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
Executive

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.

No elections

Judicial

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.

Information not available

Legislative

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.

4 years

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Income and Sales Tax Department
Tax Name:
GST

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/