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Jordan History Timeline

2000s continued
  • (2011) Thousands protested in Amman and other cities pressing for political and economic reform
  • (2011) King Abdullah fired government, named former prime minister, Marouf al-Bakhit, to form new Cabinet and to launch political reforms
  • (2011) 27-member new Cabinet sworn in
  • (2011) Protests demanding ouster of new prime minister took place
  • (2011) Thousands demonstrated in support of King
  • (2011) Supporters of King Abdullah clashed with Islamic Salafi, dozens injured, 83 policeman wounded
  • (2011) King Abdullah agreed to allow election of Cabinets, versus current policy of appointment members
  • (2011) King Abdullah reshuffled Cabinet, brought in nine new members
  • (2011) Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit resigned, Awn al-Khasawneh named new prime minister
  • (2011) Cabinet allowed to choose prime minister, the King can appoint or veto
  • (2011) Syria arrived
  • (2013) Parliament voted for new government to be headed by Abdullah Ensour as prime minister to form new cabinet, first time in Jordan's history that the legislature instead of the king determined head of government
  • (2013) Syrian rebels and foreign backers

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