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Jordan’s Government Dismissed

February 1, 2011

News Alert- from The Wall Street Journal

Jordan’s king dismissed his government after thousands took to the streets 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 said Rifai’s cabinet resigned Tuesday. King Abdullah nominated Marouf al-Bakhit as his prime minister-designate, and asked a former army general to form a new cabinet.

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