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Critics of Jordan's King Bemoan Missed Opportunitiesi
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Elizabeth Arrott
November 20, 2012
In a changing Arab world, some question if monarchies are still relevant. For Jordanians, long accustomed to the untouchable status of their king, recent price hikes have brought the issue to the forefront. In recent days, some Jordanians have broken a long-held taboo - chanting attacks on King Abdullah himself. VOA's Elizabeth Arrott has more from Amman.

Critics of Jordan's King Bemoan Missed Opportunities

Elizabeth Arrott

Published November 20, 2012

In a changing Arab world, some question if monarchies are still relevant. For Jordanians, long accustomed to the untouchable status of their king, recent price hikes have brought the issue to the forefront. In recent days, some Jordanians have broken a long-held taboo - chanting attacks on King Abdullah himself. VOA's Elizabeth Arrott has more from Amman.


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