New Cabinet for Jordan


King Abdullah II has sworn in his new Prime Minister and 28 member Cabinet. The new government will, in effect, play a caretaker role until new elections are held within the next four months. An electoral law passed last September will see parliament drop from 150 to 130 seats and a new voting system gives voters more chances to vote for a wider number of representatives including a district party list system of proportional representation.

The full list of the new Cabinet as published on the Jordan News Agency (Petra) website is as follows:

Hani Mulki Prime Minister and Minister of Defence
Jawad Ahmad Anani Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Industry,
Trade and Supply
Mohammad Mahmoud Thneibat Deputy Prime Minister for Services Affairs and Minister of Education
“Mohammad Nasser” Sami Judeh Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs
Salamah Hammad Minister of Interior
Hazim Kamal Al Nasser Minister of Water and Irrigation
Adel Issa Tweisi Minister of Culture
Musa Habis Al Maayteh Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of State
Imad Najib Fakhoury Minister of Planning and International Cooperation
Ali Thahir Ghazawi Minister of Labour
Mahmoud Yassin Al Shayyab Minister of Health
Wajih Mousa Oweis Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Yahia Musa Kasabi Minister of Transport
Yassin Muheeb Al Khayyat Minister of Environment
Walid Muhyddin Al Masri Minister of Municipal Affairs
Ibrahim Hassan Saif Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources
Mohammad Momani Minister of State for Media Affairs
Sami Jreis Halasah Minister of Public Works and Housing
Bassam Samir Al Talhoni Minister of Justice
Majd Mohammad Shweikah Minister of Information and Communications Technology
Omar Zuheir Malhas Minister of Finance
Rida Al Khawaldeh Minister of Agriculture
Rami Saleh Wreikat Minister of Youth
Fawaz Najib Irsheidat State Minister for Prime Ministry Affairs
Wael Arabiyat Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs
Yasira Ghousha Minister of Public Sector Development
Lina Ennab Minister of Tourism and Antiquities
Khawleh Al Armouti Minister of Social Development
Khaled Musa Al Hneifat Minister of State

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