Jordan King entrusts Omar Razzaz to form new gov’t

King Abdullah II, on Tuesday, entrusted Dr. Omar Razzaz to form a new government replacing the outgoing government of Prime Minister Dr. Hani Al-Mulki which tendered its resignation yesterday, said the Royal Court.

King Abdullah II on Monday accepted the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki.

Thousands had flocked to the streets in recent days to protest against a planned tax increase and a series of price hikes for basics such as fuel and electricity.

Al-Mulki served for two years as the head of an unpopular government tasked with implementing economic reforms sought by the International Monetary Fund.

Source: Kuwait News Agency