Jordan's Prime Minister-designate Fayez Tarawneh speaks during an interview Thursday, April 26, 2012 in Amman, Jordan. Jordan's prime minister resigned suddenly Thursday, just six months after he took office with a pledge to push for political reforms, and was quickly replaced by a veteran politician known to be close to the king. Jordan state TV announced that King Abdullah II, an absolute ruler, issued a royal decree accepting Awn al-Khasawneh's resignation. A government official said Abdullah named Fayez Tarawneh as a successor. He served as premier more than a decade ago, when Abdullah assumed power. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh )

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Jordan's Prime Minister-designate Fayez Tarawneh speaks during an interview Thursday, April 26, 2012 in Amman, Jordan. Jordan's prime minister resigned suddenly Thursday, just six months after he took office with a pledge to push for political reforms, and was quickly replaced by a veteran politician known to be close to the king. Jordan state TV announced that King Abdullah II, an absolute ruler, issued a royal decree accepting Awn al-Khasawneh's resignation. A government official said Abdullah named Fayez Tarawneh as a successor. He served as premier more than a decade ago, when Abdullah assumed power. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh )
Jordan's Prime Minister-designate Fayez Tarawneh speaks during an interview Thursday, April 26, 2012 in Amman, Jordan. Jordan's prime minister resigned suddenly Thursday, just six months after he took office with a pledge to push for political reforms, and was quickly replaced by a veteran politician known to be close to the king. Jordan state TV announced that King Abdullah II, an absolute ruler, issued a royal decree accepting Awn al-Khasawneh's resignation. A government official said Abdullah named Fayez Tarawneh as a successor. He served as premier more than a decade ago, when Abdullah assumed power. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh )
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