Jordan’s King accepts gov’t resignation
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 17 / Trend T.Konyayeva/
Jordan's King Abdullah II has today accepted the resignation of Prime-Minister Maarouf al-Bahit's Government, Al-Arabiya reported.
The King tasked Aun al-Khasavin, the former judge, to form a new government.
The reason for the dissolution of government was widespread dissatisfaction with Bakhit's cabinet.
Late January, the clashes broke out in Jordan against the government's economic policies and increase in prices. Following the mass demonstrations, King Abdullah II dissolved the government and appointed Maarouf Bakhit as a new prime minister. The representatives of the Islamist opposition have criticized the King's choice, saying Bakhit is not a reformer.