Jordan votes in election tipped to see Islamist return

A Jordanian woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her ballot in Amman on September 20, 2016Jordanians voted Tuesday in an election that could see opposition Islamists re-emerge as a major parliamentary force in the key Western ally. Polling stations closed at 1700 GMT, after the electoral commission extended voting by an hour in major cities including Amman because of the “great crowds” of voters. The focus will be on turnout and the performance of the Islamic Action Front, the political arm of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood.

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