Jordan's PM re-appointed after elections

Jordan's King Abdullah II can appoint and sack Jordan's military and intelligence chiefs, senior judges and members of parliament's upper house without government approvalJordan’s King Abdullah II re-appointed Prime Minister Hani al-Malki on Sunday to form a new government following elections in which the Muslim Brotherhood made its return as a parliamentary force. “The king has accepted the resignation of Hani al-Malki’s government and charged him with forming a new one,” the royal palace said in a statement. Malki, 65, an engineer by training, was closely involved with the negotiations that led to Jordan signing a peace deal with Israel in 1994.

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