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Jordan's King Abdullah appoints PM to prepare for elections
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October 10, 2012 11:57

AMMAN - Jordan's King Abdullah appointed respected politician Abdullah Ensour as Prime Minister on Wednesday to prepare for the country's first post Arab Spring parliamentary election, due by early next year, a palace statement said.

The monarch had dissolved Jordan's tribally dominated parliament last week, half-way through its four-year term, paving the way for the election that should be held within four months under constitutional reforms enacted last year.

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