MB Offshoot in Jordan Calls for National Salvation Government
The Islamic Action Front in Jordan called for a ‘national salvation government’ to be launched in an attempt to confront both the political and social problems facing the country.
According to a statement by the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot’s executive bureau, such a government that has the confidence of the people is now an urgent necessity since it would open serious dialogue with all political and social factions in the country with a view to overcoming the impasse currently facing the nation.
The party boycotted the recent parliamentary polls demanding political reforms, and calling for a new election law that provided for proportional representation.
Observers predict that King Abdullah II was likely to ask Samir Rifai – the prime minister – to form a new cabinet after the elections which returned a majority of government loyalists to the lower house of parliament.
The MB offshoot’s political arm slammed the government for continuing normal ties with Israel since it continues to ‘Judaize’ East Jerusalem that was lost to the so-called Jewish state in the 1967 Middle East war.