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Jordan MPs urge dismissal of PM and cabinet

A Jordanian lawmaker claims that a majority of deputies in the country's parliament have signed a petition demanding the dismissal of the country's prime minister and cabinet

AP , Sunday 16 Oct 2011
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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.

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