(MENAFN - Jordan Times) A Royal Decree was issued on Sunday adjourning Parliament's third extraordinary session as of Monday, September 17, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
Observers see the move as a step towards dissolving Parliament and holding early elections.
During the session, lawmakers endorsed the amended 2012 Press and Publications Law, the amended Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Law and the 2012 Islamic Sukuk Law.
Having been endorsed by the two Houses of Parliament, the laws are waiting His Majesty King Abdullah's endorsement to be published in the Official Gazette and, subsequently, go into effect.
In their last meeting on Sunday, deputies failed for the second consecutive time to discuss the 2012 Landlords and Tenants Law due to lack of quorum (See separate story).
During the extraordinary session, deputies also endorsed the amendments to the Passports Law, but senators rejected the amendments and sent the legislation back to the Lower House.
The Senate also rejected the deputies' amendments to the Appropriations Law and returned it to the Lower House.
Parliament was summoned for an extraordinary session by a Royal Decree in late August.
In addition to the laws endorsed by Parliament or discussed under the Dome, lawmakers were also supposed to discuss the 2009 temporary income tax law and the draft immovable assets law.