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Amid Widening Protests, Jordan's King Appoints New Prime Minister

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Jordan's King Abdullah II appointed Cabinet member Omar Razzaz, a leading reformer and former senior World Bank official, as the country's new prime minister Tuesday. Razzaz will replace Hani Mulki, who resigned Monday amid widening protests over the government's austerity measures, including a planned tax increase.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the BBC's Mark Lowen (@marklowen) in Amman, Jordan.


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