Keys to the Kingdom
National Anthem
The Office


The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with representative government. The reigning monarch is the head of state, the chief executive and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The king exercises his executive authority through the prime minister and the Council of Ministers, or cabinet. The cabinet, meanwhile, is responsible before the elected House of Deputies which, along with the House of Notables (Senate), constitutes the legislative branch of the government. The judicial branch is an independent branch of the government.

Since 1989, all elements of the Jordanian political spectrum have embarked together on a road to greater democracy, liberalization and consensus building. These reforms, which were guided by the late King Hussein, have placed Jordan on an irreversible road to democratization. The result has been greater empowerment and involvement of everyday citizens in Jordan’s civic life, contributing to increased stability and institutionalization which will benefit the country far into the future.


The Constitution
The Executive Branch

The Prime Minister and Cabinet

List of Jordanian Prime Ministers
The Cabinet List

District and Local Government

The Legislative Branch

The 1993 Election Law Amendment

The House of Deputies
The Senate

The Judicial Branch

A Low Crime Rate

The Armed Forces

Women in the Army
Further Services Rendered by the Armed Forces