A woman casts her ballot in parliamentary elections at a polling station in Amman Jordan, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
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Jordan's electoral commission Wednesday began announcing the results of its general election with the influential Muslim Brotherhood set to return to parliament as a significant opposition force.A senior Brotherhood official said preliminary results indicated it was on course to win at least 16 seats in the 130-seat chamber, after the Islamists boycotted two previous polls in protest at the electoral system and alleged voting fraud.Almost 24 hours after polls closed, the kingdom's electoral commission had only announced preliminary results for three out of 23 constituencies. As well as the performance of the Brotherhood's Islamic Action Front, attention surrounding Tuesday's polls was focused on the low turnout, with just 1.5 million voters out of a 4.1-million strong electorate opting to cast ballots.
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