Masarat for Development holds a meeting on what is required to achieve political reform

The Jordanian Masarat for Development and progress held a dialogue session today, Sunday, that brought together a number of political elites to talk about “political reform and how to accomplish this mission and build on the above... and where do the imbalances lie?” In this context, the Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, Engineer Musa Al-Maaytah, stressed that there is no absolute truth in politics, but rather the truth can be reached through dialogue and consensus. Al-Maaytah pointed out that the basis of political action is to reach compromises and agreements within the existing reality and that respecting differences in viewpoints is the basis of the dialogue process, explaining that political parties must represent the different and contradictory interests within society from left to right. Al-Maaytah noted a serious need for dialogue on the legislation regulating political life in which political forces and representatives of society participate in the absence of organized representation for it, and the government will be part of this dialogue, pointing out that the civil state is the basis and framework that brings together all parties and ideas. In turn, former Minister of Information and Founder of Pathways for Development, Jumana Ghunaimat, said, “We must bring in the royal discussion papers as a basis for starting the dialogue, which were written over a period of years, with all their visions about parliamentary governments and a constitutional monarchy, as a vision of His Majesty the King towards the reform process that needs several years.” For her part, the founder of Masarat, former MP Wafa Bani Mustafa, confirmed that the Jordanian Masarat Center for Development and Development is a space for dialogue and exchange of opinions to come up with position papers that contribute to promoting the creation of multiple national projects for reform. For his part, Representative Omar Al-Ayasrah stressed that the will for political reform begins with a real meeting between the executive branch and the security department. The political forces today are different from what they were in 2011, adding that the relationship of political loyalty to commodification in Jordan needs a lively discussion before embarking on the process of political reform. For her part, former MP Dima Tahboub said that political reform is the mother of all reforms and what was better at the beginning of this period than it is now, indicating that the problem lies in seriousness rather than mobilization despite the presence of texts, initiatives and reports that describe the state of the country. For his part, former MP Khaled Ramadan stressed the importance of starting a dialogue to find out the challenges and conditions before and after the Corona pandemic in all fields and levels. Ramadan called for a new social contract, as we need a social, political, and economic understanding among us, as the throne, the army, and the people are governed by the constitution. In turn, Salem Al-Falahat / Partnership and Rescue Party pointed out that true constitutional reform must adhere to established constitutional principles. The system of government is a representative, hereditary monarchy. The people are the source of powers. There is separation between the three powers without some authorities encroaching on others. It is noteworthy that the Jordanian Paths for Development and Development is a non-profit civil society organization founded in 2021 and specializes in issues of enhancing the presence of women in the public sphere, empowering them politically and economically, stimulating youth participation in political and development work, and achieving comprehensive sustainable development for society in its various categories through free, productive media based on... Knowledge. Masarat will publish a detailed paper on the dialogue in the coming days.