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Jordan's king sacks Cabinet amid street protests

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    AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan's Royal Palace says the king has sacked his government in the wake of street protests and has asked an ex-army general to form a new Cabinet.

    King Abdullah's move comes after thousands of Jordanians took to the streets — inspired by the regime ouster in Tunisia and the turmoil in Egypt — and called for the resignation of Prime Minister Samir Rifai who is blamed for a rise in fuel and food prices and slowed political reforms.

    The Royal Palace says Rifai's Cabinet resigned on Tuesday. Abdullah also nominated Marouf al-Bakhit as his prime minister-designate. No other details were immediately available.

    Jordan's king sacks Cabinet amid street protests - Yahoo! News
     
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    What makes me sick is the king's ability 2 appoint & fire prime minister at whim. The current move is nothing but "danganya toto". Jordanians should push for a tangible system the likeness of Britain if the still want to retain the king/queen figures. However, they should only be ceremonial and the prime minister be elected by the people through a periodic free & fair election.
     
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