Jordanian king swears in new government to prepare for elections

By REUTERS
June 1, 2016 11:30




AMMAN - Jordanian King Abdullah swore in a new government led by a business-friendly politician on Wednesday and charged him with preparing for parliamentary elections by September and pushing y legislation to spur sluggish growth.

Hani Mulki, 64, who has held a string of senior diplomatic and ministerial posts, is a former chief commissioner of Jordan's economic zone in the Red Sea port city of Aqaba.

He was appointed by the king on Sunday to replace Abdullah Ensour shortly after the monarch dissolved parliament as it neared its four-year term. Elections must be held within four months under the constitution.


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