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Jordan's Islamists doubtful of on-time elections

English.news.cn   2012-11-20 08:47:14            

AMMAN, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- Jordan's Islamists on Monday cast doubt about the government's ability to hold the parliamentary elections on time after a controversial decision to end subsidies on fuel, which have triggered nationwide protests.

At a press conference, Hamzah Mansour, secretary general of the Islamic Action Front, the largest opposition party in the country, slammed the government's decision, saying that the decision impacts every Jordanian and the Islamic movement will continue its peaceful activities in rejection of the decision.

Meanwhile, Islamic movement leaders said at the press conference that Jordan is going through a difficult stage.

One hour after the government decided to lift fuel subsidies last Wednesday, protests occurred across Jordan, with demonstrators calling for sacking the government.

During the protests, many demonstrators burnt their voting cards to be used in the elections slated for Jan. 23.

Editor: Yamei Wang
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