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Jordan’s king swears in new Gov’t

31st Mar 2013

AMMAN, (Xinhua):  Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Saturday swore in a new cabinet led by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.


Ministers of interior, finance, planning and international cooperation, energy, and education were all replaced in the new 19- minister government (including the prime minister), while Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh stayed.


Reem Abu Hassan, a female minister, will head the Ministry of Social Development, the state-run Petra news agency reported.


On March 9, Jordan’s king accepted the resignation of Ensour, the then prime minister, but re-tasked him with forming a new government as there had been no suitable candidate for the assignment.


Late last year, Ensour ended fuel subsidies, triggering nationwide protests.


Editor: Zhu Ningzhu



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