The Jordanian Lower House is seen empty in Amman, Jordan May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Jordan's King Abdullah appointed veteran politician Hani al-Mulki as caretaker prime minister Sunday after dissolving parliament as its four-year term nears its end, and charged him with organizing new elections by October.Jordan's main political opposition comes from the Muslim Brotherhood movement but it faces increasing legal curbs on its activities, leaving mostly pro-monarchy parties and some independent Islamists and politicians to compete in these elections, the political analysts say.Analysts say it could be difficult for the Muslim Brotherhood, which has operated legally in Jordan for decades, to participate in the election after the authorities closed many of its offices and encouraged a splinter group to legally challenge the main movement's license to operate.
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