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King tasks Razzaz with forming new government

By JT - Jun 05,2018 - Last updated at Jun 05,2018

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday entrusted Omar Razzaz with forming a new government, succeeding that of Hani Mulki, who resigned on Monday.

In the letter of designation, King Abdullah directed Razzaz and his yet-to-be-formed team to launch a comprehensive national reform scheme that seeks to “empower the Jordanian people” and enable them to realise their potential and meet their needs and demands.

King Abdullah said the key challenge facing Jordan is the slow economic growth.

The government's priority, His Majesty said, is to stimulate economic growth, enhance the country’s competitiveness and create jobs for the youth.

King Abdullah instructed the government to immediately launch a dialogue about the income tax draft law in coordination with the Parliament, the political parties, the professional associations and the civil society organisations.

 

 

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@Paul M: Not everything is governed or decided by royal decree. It used to be that way, no doubt. If that were the case, then there would be little reason to appoint a new prime minister and to assign him the task of forming a new government.... Similarly, there would be no need for a parliament, and the elections that are held periodically would be useless.

Jordan as gone through several enactments & constitutional amendments that are part of its long term reform plan. While his majesty still retains executive powers over many decisions that are made, the proposed tax law that was the cause of recent demonstrations was an act that came via the prime minister and his team of officials!

Let's us at least acknowledge, in Jordan, it's governance by royal decree, then no one is confused, and the buck stops with the head-of-state?

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