1997 Jordanian general election

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General elections were held in Jordan on 4 November 1997.[1] They were boycotted by the main opposition parties,[2] and saw independents win 75 of the 80 seats. Voter turnout was 44.7%.[1]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Independents 75 +15
National Constitutional Party 2 New
Arab Land Party 1 New
Jordanian Popular Democratic Unity Party 1 New
Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Jordan Region 1 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 822,318 80 0
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ a b Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p148 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p151