Jordan's King Orders Prime Minister to Form New Government

© AFP 2022 / KHALIL MAZRAAWIJordanian King Abdullah II delivers a speech at the parliament (file)
Jordanian King Abdullah II delivers a speech at the parliament (file) - Sputnik International
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King of Jordan Abdullah II on Sunday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Hani Mulki and ordered him to form a new government following a recent parliamentary election held in the country.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — "As I accept your Cabinet’s resignation following the achievements made, I hereby designate you to form a new government to continue fulfilling the national responsibilities outlined in the previous Letter of Designation,carrying on with the same spirit and approach you have been demonstrating," Abdullah II said in a letter to Mulki published by the Petra news agency.

On September 20, the parliamentary election were held in Jordan. The majority of mandates of the 130-seat parliament were taken by politicians loyal to the king. According to reports, the Muslim Brotherhood extremist group won 16 seats. The Muslim Brotherhood members have returned to the country's parliament after years of boycott against the leadership of Jordan.

The Muslim Brotherhood movement is an international religious and political association established in Egypt in 1928 and supported in a number of Arab countries. The association is outlawed in Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

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