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Jordan PM Makes Small Changes to Cabinet

Jordan PM Makes Small Changes to Cabinet

Wednesday, 23 January, 2019 - 09:15
FILE PHOTO: Jordan's Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz speaks during a news conference in Amman, Jordan June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed/File Photo
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Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz announced a small cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, the second such move in four months.

The reshuffle included naming new ministers for education and tourism, two posts that have been vacant since the resignation of the former ministers on November 4 following the death of 21 people, most of them children, from raging floodwaters that swept away a school bus near the Dead Sea.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II approved on Tuesday the reshuffle, according to a statement from the Jordanian Royal Court.

Majd Swheikeh was appointed minister of tourism and antiquities, Walid Masri minister of municipal affairs, Walid Maani minister of higher education and scientific research and Anmar Khasawneh received the transport portfolio.

Only four months after the government formation, Razzaz announced on October 11 a reshuffle that included 10 ministries and the merger of six.

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