Parliamentarian Mamdouh Abbadi says a memorandum signed by 70 out of Jordan's 120 lawmakers was presented to the royal palace Sunday. The demand echoes the calls of protesters who have taken to the streets in recent months urging Jordan's King Abdullah II to sack Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit.
Bakhit is seen as hesitant in implementing reforms which include allowing Jordanians more say in the constitutional monarchy's politics. Abbadi says that the decision to dissolve the government was in the king's hands. Parliament's call is not binding because the house is in recess, he said.