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Jordan's Cabinet Resigns


Jordan's King Abdullah has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Faisal al-Fayez.

Shortly after Tuesday resignation, officials say the king asked academic Adnan Badran to form a new government.

Government officials are quoted as saying King Abdullah sought a new government to quicken the pace of political and economic reforms.

The outgoing prime minister had reshuffled his cabinet twice since taking office 18 months ago, but analysts say the king remained dissatisfied with the government's performance.

Most power in the kingdom rests with the monarch, who can dissolve and appoint governments, and who approves all legislation.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, Reuters and AP.