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The Basic Law published in 1928 gave the Emirate of East Jordan the constitutional legitimacy to run the affairs of the country. As a result, an election law was enacted to elect the first Legislative Council. Five such councils were elected throughout the Emirate’s era, the first of which was elected in 1929, and the last ended in 1947.It is noteworthy that the authority of these councils was restricted to approving draft laws presented by the Executive Council without having the right to propose laws. The Council was deprived of any control authority on governmental

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