October 13, 2012
The new government of Jordan led by Abdullah Ensour was officially installed Friday by Royal Charter.
The former MP Ensour, two days ago, had replaced the outgoing Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh now and lead a government team composed of 20 ministers.
The main task of the executive will be to ferry the country toward the next general election due within one year after the dissolution of the parliament decided last week by the king.
The change responds to the indications of the Constitution provides that a change of prime minister within seven days of the dissolution of parliament. The Basic Law also provides that those who took up the position at this stage can not be maintained after the elections to the executive leadership.
Jordan is going through a phase of moderate political transformations under pressure from the opposition and has so far not experienced protests similar to those witnessed in other Arab countries since 2011.
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