For John, BLUF: There are contested elections out there, just not so much here.
From Intelligence Analyst John McCreary and Nightwatch we have this item:
Jordan: Jordanians will hold parliamentary elections on 23 January. Some 1,400 candidates are contesting the 150 seats in Parliament.If this was our election here in Lowell this year that would be like 140 candidates for City Council and School Committee combined. That might be a little too many, but what about a total 35? That might be interesting, as the field got winnowed down.
The interesting thing is that Mr McCreary reports the Jordanian electorate as apathetic.
Regards — Cliff