Jordan

King Abdullah II sacks government


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King Abdullah II of Jordan sacked his government today. He has said that he will embark on a programme of democratic reform. His Prime Minister Samir Rifai has been replaced by Marouf Bakhit who is a former general.

The move is seen as a response to the events in Egypt and, previously, Tunisia. Opposition activists have indicated that this is “not a step in the right direction and does not show any intent towards real political reforms”.

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