Jordan's King Abdullah reappoints Ensour as PM

By REUTERS
March 9, 2013 19:16

 
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AMMAN - Jordan's King Abdullah reappointed Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Saturday after canvassing members of a new parliament elected in January, an official said.

The monarch's consultations with the newly empowered parliament follow constitutional changes which devolved some his powers to the assembly - a response to calls for reform prompted by recent uprisings across the Arab world.

King Abdullah previously hand-picked his prime ministers without consulting parliament. Ensour, a US-French educated economist who is not tainted with corruption allegations, was nominated by the majority of parliamentarians.

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