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Jordanians go to the polls on Tuesday to vote for a new parliament.
Like other countries in the Middle East, Jordan is mostly comprised of young people, with more than half the population under the age of 25.
But they are the ones least likely to vote and new candidates are trying to change that.
Al Jazeera’s Jane Arraf reports from Amman.
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In This Story: Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan is a founding member of the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation. The sovereign state is a constitutional monarchy.
From as early as 1948, Jordan has accepted refugees from multiple neighbouring countries in conflict. An estimated 2.1 million Palestinian and 1.4 million Syrian refugees are present in Jordan as of a 2015 census. The kingdom is also a refuge to thousands of Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution by ISIL.