How King Abdullah has kept his crown amid the Arab uprisings – The Star

June 13, 2013

According to The Star:

As revolutions sweep the Middle East, toppling a cast of cruel and corrupt presidents-for-life and strongmen, King Abdullah, 51, has managed to keep his crown — and his head.

“The Jordanian tribal system is the protector of this country and if the tribes left this role it would be the end of Jordan,” says Ali Habashneh, a retired general.

…says Kamhawi…“This is a tribal society and people are worried if we have a vacancy we might witness a feud between tribes. Who would be president? Vice-president? We don’t have a strong political alternative to the monarchy.”

To read the entire article in The Star, please click here.

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King Abdullah II of Jordan as he prepares to address a Joint Meeting of Congress, Tuesday, March 7, 2007 at the U.S. Capitol.

King Abdullah II of Jordan as he prepares to address a Joint Meeting of Congress, Tuesday, March 7, 2007 at the U.S. Capitol.

 

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