Jordan king asks Omar alRazzaz to form new government ministerial source

Jordanian King Abdullah asked Omar al-Razzaz to form a new government after the resignation of Hani Mulki on Monday, a ministerial source said, a move aimed at defusing big protests over government economic policies.

Razzaz, a former World Bank economist, was education minister in the outgoing government. Jordan has been shaken by its biggest protests in years, in response to planned tax hikes.

Source: National News Agency