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Jordanian Country Also Faces Turmoil After Large Protests

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 5:41pm

JORDAN— Another U.S. ally is facing turmoil after Tunisian and Egyptian inspired protests have sprung up around the country.

After several large protests in Jordan, King Abdullah has appointed a new Prime Minister of Jordan after protests over food prices and poor living conditions.

King Abdullah appointed Marouf al-Bakhit as Prime Minister-Designate and ordered for him to take quick measures toward political reform.

Al-Bakhit was Jordan's premier from 2005 to 2007.


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