Middle East Economic Survey


No 51-52



New Jordanian Government To Focus On Reforms And Electoral Law

A new Jordanian government was sworn in on 14 December, with Prime Minister Samir al-Rifa'i taking over from Nader al-Dhahabi, who was appointed in November 2007 (MEES, 3 December 2007). The new prime minister is a former palace aide, a son of the Senate President Zaid al-Rafa'i and a grandson of a former prime minister. The new cabinet of 28 ministers 15 newcomers...