Jordan: New cabinet sworn in
A Royal Decree was issued on Sunday approving the formation of the new Jordanian government of Nader Al Dahabi. According to Petra news agency, the new ministers were sworn in before King Abdullah II in the presence of Royal Family members, Chief of the Royal Court and the King's Advisors.
The new 28 member cabinet of technocrats includes a record four women ministers. Al Dahabi replaced Marouf al-Bakhit, who resigned following Tuesday's parliamentary elections to the 110-seat Chamber of Deputies.
Following is the list of the new cabinet:
Minister of Interior Eid Al Fayez.
Minister of Political Development and State Minister for Legal Affairs Kamal Nasser.
State Minister for Media and Communication Nasser Judeh.
State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Raheem Al Okour.
Minster of Agriculture Muzahem Al Muheisen.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Salah Al Deen Al Basheer.
Minister of Water and Irrigation Raed Abu Al Saud.
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Suheir Al Ali.
Minister of Environment Khaled Al Irani.
Minister of Labor Bassem Al Salem.
Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Abdul Fatah Salah.
Minister of Information and Communication Technology Bassem Al Rusan.
Minister of Finance Hamad Al Kasasbeh
Minister of Health Salah Al Mawajdeh.
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Maha Al Khateeb.
Minister of Social Development Halah Latouf.
Minister of Rural Affairs Shhadeh Abu Hudeib.
Minister of Public Performance Maher Al Madadhah.
Minister of Education Taiseer Al Nueimi.
Minister of Industry and Trade Amer Al Hadeedi.
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Omar Shudeifat.
Minister of Culture Nansy Bakeer.
Minister of Transport Ala'a Al Bataynweh.
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources. Khaldoun Quteishat.
Minister of Public Works and Housing Sahel Al Majali.
State Minister for Prime Ministry Affairs Thouqan Al Qudah.
Minister of Justice Aymen Odeh.