A Jordanian woman casts her vote at a polling station during the first hours of the Jordanian Parliamentary elections, in Al-Salt, Jordan, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013. Jordan's monarchy ha

 

              A Jordanian woman casts her vote at  a polling station during the first hours of the Jordanian Parliamentary elections, in Al-Salt, Jordan, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013. Jordan
A Jordanian woman casts her vote at a polling station during the first hours of the Jordanian Parliamentary elections, in Al-Salt, Jordan, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013. Jordan's monarchy has touted Wednesday's parliamentary election as a watershed in the kingdom's democratization. It is the first after last year's constitutional amendments that see King Abdullah II gradually relinquishing much of his powers in running the daily affairs of the state to the legislature, although he will continue — for now — to set broader foreign and security policies. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)