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Politics of Jordan

Summary
The politics of Jordan takes place in a framework of a parliamentary monarchy, whereby the Prime Minister of Jordan is head of government, and of a multi-party system. Jordan is a constitutional monarchy based on the constitution promulgated on January 8, 1952. The king exercises his power through the government he appoints which is responsible before the Parliament. In contrast to most parliamentary monarchies, the monarchy of Jordan is not ceremonial, with the King having significant influence over the affairs of the country. King Abdullah II of Jordan has been sovereign since the death of his father, King Hussein, in 1999. Bisher Al-Khasawneh has been Prime Minister since 7 October 2020. Executive branch |King |Abdullah II of Jordan |Unaffiliated |7 February 1999 |- |Prime Minister |Bisher Al-Khasawneh |Independent |7 October 2020 |} The Constitution of Jordan vests executive authority in the king and in his cabinet. The king signs and executes or vetoes all laws. The
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