Population Statistics


Total Population


Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

31 March 2008

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Election Law to the Chamber of Deputies (2012)

Updated: June 2015

Article 3, part (d) states:

The following shall be deprived of their right to vote:…

  • (2) Any person who is insane or demented or has been sequestered for any other reason.


Article 10 states:

Any candidate for membership in the Chamber of Deputies shall meet the following conditions: ...

(D) G. Must not be insane or demented.


Article 40 states:

The executive instructions shall identify the method by which the voter who claims illiteracy or inability to write shall vote in line with the principle of confidentiality of voting set forth in Article (67) of the Constitution.


Excerpts from the Election Law to the Chamber of Deputies (2012)

Constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1952, last amended 2011)

Updated: June 2015

Article 28 states:

(e) No person shall ascend to the Throne unless he is a Moslem, mentally sound and born by a legitimate wife and of Moslem parents…

(h) Should the King become unable to exercise his powers on account of illness, his powers shall be exercised by a Viceregent or Council of Viceregents. The Viceregent or Council of Viceregents shall be appointed by Royal Decree. Should the King be unable to make such appointment, such shall be made by the Council of Ministers…

(k) In the event of the death of the Regent or Viceregent or member of the Council of Regency or of the Council of Viceregents, or should he become incapable of performing his duties, the Council of Ministers shall appoint a suitable person to replace him…

(m) In the event of the King being incapacitated by any mental illness, the Council of Ministers, on confirmation of his illness, shall immediately convene the National Assembly. Should the illness be definite confirmed, the National Assembly shall, by resolution, depose the King, whereupon title to the Throne shall devolve upon the person entitled thereto after him according to the provisions of this Constitution. If the Chamber of Deputies stands dissolved at the time or if its term had expired and no new Chamber had been elected, the former Chamber of Deputies shall be convened for the purpose.


Article 75 states:

No person shall become a Senator or Deputy:...

  • (g) who is insane or an imbecile.


Excerpts from the Constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1952, last amended 2011)