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Jordan protests: King Abdullah names Marouf Bakhit PM

King Abdullah of Jordan has dismissed his cabinet and appointed a new prime minister amid large street protests.

New PM Marouf Bakhit has been charged with carrying out "true political reforms", but the Islamist opposition rejected the appointment.

The protesters had demanded action on unemployment and rising prices and the right to elect the prime minister.

The BBC's Caroline Hawley reports.

  • 01 Feb 2011