A woman shows her ink-stained finger after voting for municipal elections at a polling station in Amman, Jordan, on Aug. 27, 2013. (Xinhua)
By ZeroHOur News
Amman, Aug 28
Jordan’s municipal elections drew a poor turnout yesterday with the impact of a huge refugee influx from neighbouring Syria on a struggling economy stoking voter resentment and apathy.
3.7 million Jordanians were registered to vote to select 100 mayors and 970 municipal councillors from about 3,000 candidates in 94 municipalities. The electoral law reserves 297 municipal council seats for women.
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