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Justice and reform party to boycott elections
By Petra - Nov 22,2012 - Last updated at Nov 22,2012
AMMAN — The Jordan Justice and Reform Party on Wednesday decided to boycott the coming parliamentary elections in protest against the government’s decision to lift fuel subsidies.
Majed Khalifeh, the party’s secretary general, called on the government to respond to public demands, which include retracting the decision to raise fuel prices and forming a “national government” that adopts reform programmes.
The Jordan Justice and Reform Party has decided to participate in the January 23 parliamentary elections.
Pro-reform activists on Wednesday called for the formation of a national salvation government and the cancellation of a recent decisions to lift fuel subsidies.
The Jordan Teachers Association (JTA), an umbrella for more than 100,000 teachers, on Wednesday began an open-ended strike in protest against the government’s decision to raise the prices of fuel derivatives and lift subsidies.
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