The Canadian Press
February 22, 2011
Jordan’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood vowed to resume protests, saying Tuesday that the government did not keep a promise of speedy reforms.
The announcement puts added pressure on Jordan’s King Abdullah II to give up some of his sweeping powers, but is not seen as a threat to his rule. Opposition figures have called on the king to surrender the authority to appoint Cabinets and dissolve parliament.
Under pressure from street protests inspired by uprisings roiling the Arab world, Abdullah instructed his government earlier this month to enact “quick and real” political reforms, allowing greater public say in the decision-making.