Jordan's Brotherhood appoints 1st spokeswoman

The party said in a statement that it had decided to appoint Dima Tahboub its spokesperson for English-language media in a bid to appoint more women to important party posts

Jordan's Brotherhood appoints 1st spokeswoman

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood's Islamic Action Front Party on Thursday appointed a woman as its media spokesperson for the first time since its establishment in 1992.

The party said in a statement that it had decided to appoint Dima Tahboub its spokesperson for English-language media in a bid to appoint more women to important party posts.

Tahboub, it added, would be responsible for clarifying the party's positions to foreign media outlets.

Born in 1976, Tahboub is the widow of Jordanian journalist Tarek Ayoub, who was killed by American troops during the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

She is the daughter of Tarek Tahboub, a former head of Jordan's Medical Association.

Tahboub holds a PhD in English from the University of Manchester.

One year ago, the party's shura council introduced amendments to the party's internal bylaws with a view to reducing the number of council members from 120 to 80.

The amendments also stipulated that 10 percent of the council's seats should go to women.

Tahboub's appointment comes amid growing calls by reformist party members for changes to the party's internal system.

 

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