King now more protected from military coups

August 28, 2014

According to the Middle East Monitor:

A number of constitutional amendments passed by the Jordanian parliament recently are designed to make King Abdullah II immune from potential coups, analysts say. Welcomed by pro-monarchy MPs and opposed by Islamists, the amendments grant the king the power to appoint and dismiss senior army officers.

Abdelhady Al-Magaly MP justified the amendments by saying that Jordanians will not allow political parties to intervene in the security services and the army. “The link between the king, the army and security chiefs is a stabilising factor in light of the turmoil witnessed in the region,” he stressed.

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