Jordan’s Prime Minister-designate Fayez Tarawneh
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:21PM
Jordan’s Prime Minister-designate Fayez Tarawneh says the country is facing a critical situation amid popular demonstrations demanding reform and an end to corruption.
Tarawneh said the transitional government is trying to pave the way for political reforms at a time when Jordan is in a “critical situation.”
Tarawneh made the comments during a parliament meeting in the capital, Amman, on Sunday.
The Jordanian prime minister-designate served as the premier and head of Jordan’s royal court under the rule of King Hussein, father of Jordan’s King Abdullah II.
King Abdullah II ordered Tarawneh to form a new government following the resignation of former Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh on April 26. Khasawneh resigned six months after forming a government he had promised would implement reforms in Jordan.
Thousands of Jordanians, however, took to the streets in Amman on April 27 to protest the appointment of Tarawneh to form a new government.
The latest development comes at a time when Jordanians have been holding demonstrations since January 2011 to demand political and economic reforms and an end to corruption.
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