Jordan’s King accepts resignation of PM Omar al-Razzaz

Jordan’s King accepts resignation of PM Omar al-Razzaz

Jordan’s King Abdullah on Saturday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz and asked him to stay on as a caretaker premier until he designates a successor, state media said.

The monarch dissolved parliament last Sunday at the end of its four-year term in a move that under constitutional rules meant the government must resign within a week.

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King Abdullah appointed al-Razzaz in the summer of 2018 to defuse the biggest protests in years over tax increases pushed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to reduce Jordan’s large public debt.

Constitutionally, most powers rest with the king, who appoints governments and approves legislation.

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Last Update: Sunday, 04 October 2020 KSA 23:10 – GMT 20:10

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