AMMAN – The Jordanian prime minister Hani Mulki has Monday resigned. King Abdullah II, a former officer of the world Bank asked Mulki to follow, said a high source around the government.
The position of the prime minister came under pressure by days long protests in the country. Thousands of protesters made their displeasure clear over austerity measures, as tax increases and the scrapping of a subsidy on bread. The police said that certainly 42 members of the security forces were injured during the riots. Dozens of protesters have been arrested.
The king has Omar al-Razzaz prompted his post as minister of Education in exchange for the premiership.
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