Jordan: proposals for constitutional reform
Written by ACM   
Monday, 22 August 2011

King Abdullah of Jordan has said proposals for limited reform of the constitution are a sign of political maturity among Jordanians, reported the BBC World Service on 15 August, 2011.

[ King Abdullah visits Military College ]

The proposals, presented to the King on Sunday, include the limited transfer of some powers to parliament.

King Abdullah assigned a panel to draw up the reforms in April, as pro-democracy protests swept the region.

But activists say the 42 proposals do not go far enough and are demanding the right to elect the prime minister.

In this interview with the BBC, the Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said :

''His Majesty leads a reform process that is homegrown''