Jordan's economic woes pile pressure on new PM

With Jordan still suffering from a deep economic crisis, Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz will have to pay attention to the needs of disgruntled Jordanians while attempting to balance the country's budget.

by

    Dissolving governments and appointing new prime ministers, has been Jordan's way of dealing with its economic crisis.

    After protests in June, Omar al-Razzaz became the country's seventh prime minister, in seven years.

    The Harvard-educated economist is seen as a reformer, but he has inherited deep structural problems and needs to deliver to a public impatient for change.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Amman.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.