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Royal Decree appoints Fayez Senate president

By JT - Oct 25,2015 - Last updated at Oct 25,2015

AMMAN — As of October 25, 2015, Faisal Fayez will be the Senate president, a Royal Decree issued on Sunday appointing him stated. 

Fayez's previous service to the Kingdom includes his role as a senator since October 2013, and as House Speaker in the 16th Lower House in 2010. 

Born in Amman in 1952, Fayez graduated from the private De La Salle College. He then obtained a bachelor's degree in political science from Cardiff University in the UK and a master's degree in international relations from Boston University. 

Fayez began his public service to the nation working in the political, legal and economic sections of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before becoming Chief of Protocol at the Royal Court. 

He was then appointed Chief of the Royal Court by His Majesty King Abdullah, where he served until October 2003, when he became prime minister. 

He resigned from his position as premier in April 2005, resuming his position as Royal Court chief before being appointed a senator in 2007.

King Abdullah awarded the Order of Al Nahda to Fayez in 2006.

The Senate president is married with three children.


Fayez replaced veteran lawmaker Abdur-Rau’f S. Rawabdeh, who had served in the post since 2013.

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