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Jordan's PM resigns

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File photo taken on Oct. 31, 2007 shows Marouf Bakhit (R) attends a press conference. Jordanian Prime Minister Samir Rifai resigned on Feb. 1, 2011 following weeks of protests by Jordanians calling on the government to step down. King Abdullah II of Jordan tasked Marouf Bakhit to form the new government, state-run petra news agency reported. Bakhit, a former prime minister, served also as Jordan's ambassador in Israel. (Xinhua File Photo)

AMMAN, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Jordanian Prime Minister Samir Rifai resigned on Tuesday following weeks of protests by Jordanians calling on the government to step down.

King Abdullah II of Jordan tasked Marouf Bakhit to form the new government, state-run petra news agency reported. Bakhit, a former prime minister, served also as Jordan's ambassador in Israel.

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