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Jordan's prime minister resigns

From Ahmed Assad, for CNN
April 26, 2012 -- Updated 1633 GMT (0033 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • It is the third prime minister change in less than 18 months
  • The king asked former Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh to form a new government

Amman, Jordan (CNN) -- Jordan's prime minister resigned Thursday, the Jordanian Royal Court and state-run Petra news agency said.

It is the third prime minister change in less than 18 months.

The royal court said King Abdullah II accepted the resignation of Awn Khasawneh in Amman. No reason was given for his departure.

The king asked former Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh to form a new government, Jordan TV reported. Tarawneh served in the post from August 1998 to March 1999.

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