Members of the Jordanian Independent Electoral Commission check boxes of ballots to be distributed to the polling stations, one day before the designated date of the Jordanian parliamen

 

              Members of the Jordanian Independent Electoral Commission check boxes of ballots to be distributed to the polling stations, one day before the designated date of the Jordanian parliamen
Members of the Jordanian Independent Electoral Commission check boxes of ballots to be distributed to the polling stations, one day before the designated date of the Jordanian parliamentary elections, in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. King Abdullah II is trying to control the pace of change, ceding enough of his absolute powers to parliament in hopes of forestalling any Arab Spring-style uprisings like the ones that toppled autocratic leaders in Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Tunisia and devolved into a bloody civil war in Syria. But the Muslim Brotherhood and others in the opposition say his moves do not go far or fast enough to end his monopoly on power. The portraits in the background are of the Kings of Jordan, with the current King Abdullah II, right. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)