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Targeting Jordan’s stability as part of the deal of the century

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12.06.2018

There was no demand for the fall of the regime or for it to change, instead demands were made to drop a law that put more burden on the shoulders of the poor and the middle class. When the government did not respond to these demands the masses called for its removal. That is what happened.

The Jordanian monarch was unable to ignore the popular uprising that took place across the country. It was distinguished by clear peaceful, specific slogans, keeping traditional parties at bay, and a large youth participation.

The successive measures of raising prices and taxes hurt the citizens who tried in vain to absorb them and adapt to them, as well as understand their reasons and inevitability. They made silence and endurance a necessary contribution to stability. However, the continued hikes in prices over a short period of time was not an indication of mismanagement, but rather a lack of realisation and acknowledgement.

There was not one realistic explanation for this approach other than the fact that those planning to reform and repair the........

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