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Jordan’s King Demands Rapid Change From New Government

Jordan’s King Abdullah said he wants Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit’s government to implement political and economic changes without hesitation.

Past opportunities for change were missed because of “people with private agendas who resisted reform to guard their own interests,” the monarch told the heads and members of Jordan’s executive, legislative and judicial authorities yesterday, according to a transcript provided by the Royal Court. “I will not allow that to happen again.”