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Jordanian King supports political reform

06-13-2011 09:32 BJT

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King Abdullah II of Jordan says he's looking forward to forming a mechanism that leads to a parliament with active political party representation and one that allows the formation of governments based on parliamentary majority and political party manifestos in the future.

The Jordanian leader said he expects the government to conduct the next parliamentary elections according to legislation drawn up by the National Dialogue Committee.

He said the government will also be instructed to hold new municipal elections based on new legislation that can guarantee greater representation for local communities and serve citizens more efficiently and fairly. The king's speech follows days of protests calling on the government to resign and condemning the conservatives for the lack of reform.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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