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Prime Minister of Jordan

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Prime Minister of Jordan

Prime Minister of the
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Abdullah Ensour

since 11 October 2012
Appointer Abdullah II
Inaugural holder Ibrahim Hashem
Formation 25 May 1946 (1946-05-25)
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Foreign relations

The Prime Minister of Jordan is the head of government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The Prime Minister is appointed by the King of Jordan, along with other ministers and members of the government that the new Prime Minister recommends. The Parliament of Jordan then approves the programs of the new government, before the new government formally takes office. There are no constitutional limits on a Prime Minister's term, and several of them served multiple non-consecutive terms.

The past five years have seen six different prime ministers appointed. While the government cites this variation as a sign of the King's openness towards reform, critics claim it to be an attempt to distract from the King's perceived absolutism.[1][2]

List of Prime Ministers

See also


  1. ^ Sharnoff, Michael (24 July 2013). "Refugees and the Arab Spring in Jordan". Sharnoff's Global Views. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Hamid, Shadi (7 November 2011). "Jordan's Experiment: Does Top-Down Democratic Reform Work?". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
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