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New government sworn in.

The new Cabinet of Prime Minister Samir Rifai was sworn in before HM King Abdullah II on Wednesday, becoming the 73rd government in the country's history and the eighth since the King's ascension to the Throne.

Following are the new Cabinet members:

Ao Samir Rifai: Prime Minister and Defense Minister

Ao Khalid Karaki: Deputy Prime

Minister/ Minister of Education

Ao Saad Hayel Srour: Deputy Prime Minister/ Minister of Interior

Ao Ayman Safadi: Deputy Prime Minister/ Minister of State/ Government Spokesperson

Ao Abdul Salam Abbadi: Minister of Awqaf & Islamic Affairs

Ao Hisham Tal: Minister of Justice

Ao Suleiman Hafez: Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources

Ao Nasser Judeh: Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ao Walid Maani: Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research

Ao Mohammad Abu Hammour: Minister of Finance

Ao Tayseer Smadi: Minister of Agriculture

Ao Hala Lattouf: Minister of Social Development & Women's Affairs

Ao Amer Hadidi: Minister of Industry & Trade

Ao Alaa Batayneh: Minister of Transport

Ao Musa Maaytah: Minister of Political Development

Ao Nabih Shuqum: Minister of Culture

Ao Imad Fakhoury: Minister of State for Mega-Projects

Ao Jafar Hassan: Minister of Planning & International Cooperation

Ao Ibrahim Omoush: Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs

Ao Mohammad Najjar: Minister of Water & Irrigation

Ao Mohammad Obeidat: Minister of Public Works & Housing

Ao Marwan Juma: Minister of Information & Communications Technology

Ao Ali Ayed: Minister of State for Media Affairs & Communications

Ao Samir Murad: Minister of Labour

Ao Rabha Dabbas: Minister of Municipal Affairs

Ao Nasser Shraideh: Minister of Environment

Ao Fares Qatarneh: Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs

Ao Nesreen Barakat: Minister of Public Sector Development

Ao Mahmoud Sheyyab: Minister of Health

Ao Ahmad Tbeishat: Minister of Parliamentary Affairs

Ao Zeid Goussous: Minister of Tourism & Antiquitie

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Publication:The Star (Amman, Jordan)
Date:Nov 29, 2010
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