Election law this year


Prime Minister Dr Marouf al-Bakhit, who was appointed by King Abdullah II recently, has said that new election laws will be in place within a year along with changes to give the press greater freedom.

This has been rejected by protesters who have been holding ever larger protests each Friday for about eight weeks. They want the dissolution of the current parliament, democratic elections and the Prime Minister to be elected and not appointed by the King. The protesters are seeking a constitutional monarchy and at no time have called for the abdication of the King.

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