Jordan: Prime Minister reshuffles government
Jordanian Prime Minister Adnan Badran on Sunday reshuffled his government, with eight new ministers sworn in before King Abdullah II, officials said. The newcomers include veteran diplomat Marwan Moasher who was appointed deputy prime minister, Adel Qudaa who was named finance minister and Munzer Shareh who was handed the water ministry.
According to AFP, the new line-up also includes Muzahem Muhayssen as agriculture minister, Amin Mahmud for culture, Abdel Karim Malahmeh as minister of state for parliamentary affairs and Minister of State Mohamed al-Najadat.
A woman, Ruwaida Maayteh, was named as minister of government performance, joining three other women in the reshuffled Badran government.
Badran now expects to secure a parliamentary vote of confidence, denied to him since he formed his government in April.