Jordan king swears in new reform-mandated govt
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Last Updated: Monday, October 24, 2011, 22:46
Amman: Jordan's King Abdullah II on Monday swore in a new 30-strong cabinet led by Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh, an international judge, tasked with bringing in political reform.

The new cabinet includes 25 newcomers, among them Umayya Tukan for the finance portfolio and Mohammed Raud as interior minister, and two women, at higher education and social development.

The line-up does not include opposition Islamists who refused to join Khasawneh's team.

The king a week earlier dismissed prime minister Maaruf Bakhit's government and replaced him with Khasawneh, 61, an international Court of Justice judge, instructing him to focus on political reform.


First Published: Monday, October 24, 2011, 22:46

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