Jordanians Head to the Polls

Police out in force to securing polling booths


AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 23 (UPI) — Jordan's 17th parliamentary elections kicked off Wednesday with tens of thousands of police securing polling booths across the country, officials said.

Nearly 50,000 police were deployed at polling stations with an additional 10,000 security force members mobilized to deal with emergencies, The Jordan Times said.