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  4/26/2012, Iyar 4, 5772

Jordanian Prime Minister Resigns Suddenly

Jordan state media announced, Thursday, that King Abdullah II had accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Awn Al-Khasawneh, about six months after Al-Khasawneh assumed the post. No reason was given for the reformist's resignation, although a minister who declined to be identified told Reuters that Al-Khasawneh made the move while on a visit to Turkey following the extension of a parliamentary session in which he was expected to come under fire.

Sources at the royal palace have told Al-Arabiya that former premier Fayez al-Tarawneh has been asked to form a new government.

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