Jordan riots

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    The Islamic Action Front, the political arm of the Jordan branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, is also asking for an "elected government." Currently, the prime minister and cabinet are appointed by King Abdullah II.
    In recent weeks, the government has announced several measures intended to ease citizens' economic hardships. These included reducing taxes on fuel derivatives and effectively subsidizing basic commodities.
    Thousands protest in Jordan for political, economic reforms - CNN.com

    Thousands protest in Jordan for third week
    Suha Philip Ma'ayeh
    Last Updated: Jan 29, 2011

    AMMAN // For the third consecution on Friday, Jordanians poured into the streets after noon prayers to protest against soaring prices and call for a change in government.

    The Islamist led opposition, professional associations and leftist activists marched yesterday from Al Huesseini Mosque to the capital's centre. They held banners that read "Corruption and normalisation are two faces of the same coin," called for a "national unity government" and called for the prime minister Samir Rifai to step down.

    Police estimated 3,500 people took part in the protest, one of several demonstrations held this month despite two recent government aid packages to mitigate the impact of soaring prices. The measures included a 20-dinar (Dh100) monthly salary increase for state workers and in pension, while the previous aid package increased subsidies for some commodities, including fuel and food staples such as rice and sugar.

    Another 2,500 people also took to the streets in six other cities across the country after the noon prayers yesterday. Those protests also called for Mr Rifai's ouster.

    "The economic situation is very bad," said Khaled al Malti, 25, an engineer who lives in Amman. "We want the government to improve the economic and political condition and to fight corruption. What happened in Tunisia and Cairo have encouraged us to continue with our demands."

    Thousands protest in Jordan for third week - The National

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    I agree
     
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    frankly Jordan is fairly enlightened comparatively among the other nations in the region, they have a Const. monarchy with some Representation .....not truly Representative but not bad either looking at the whole.

    The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with representative government. The reigning monarch is the chief executive and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The king exercises his executive authority through the prime ministers and the Council of Ministers, or cabinet. The cabinet, meanwhile, is responsible before the democratically elected House of Deputies which, along with the House of Notables (Senate), constitutes the legislative branch of the government. The judicial branch is an independent branch of the government.

    Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    and jordan has rania
     
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    She doesn't stand a chance against these 2 hotties.
    Left is Mihriban Aliyev from Azerbaycan. Right is Esma Esad from Syria.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/world/middleeast/28unrest.html
     
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    i have to admit those are some very lovely women, but it would truly suck to have some taliban types get control of them
     
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    but Rania is no slouch either

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