Marouf Suleiman al-Bakhit
: معروف البخيت
; born 1947) was a Jordanian
politician and two-time Prime Minister
. He first served as Prime Minister from 27 November 2005 until 25 November 2007 and then again from 9 February 2011 to 17 October 2011. Bakhit also held the position of Jordanian ambassador to Israel
and the national security chief. Appointed as Prime Minister by King Abdullah II
less than three weeks after the 2005 Amman bombings
, Bakhit's main priorities were to maintain security and stability in Jordan. He was reappointed as Prime Minister by the King on 1 February 2011, following weeks of protests
Bakhit has been Prime Minister twice, first from 27 November 2005 until 25 November 2007, and then from 1 February 2011.
Bakhit was appointed by King Abdullah II less than three weeks after the 2005 Amman bombings
. The 2005 Amman bombings were a series of coordinated bomb attacks on three hotels in Amman, Jordan, on 9 November 2005. The attacks killed 60 people and injured 115 others.
After two years of trying to get reforms through the parliament, followed by a questionable election, he resigned and was replaced by Nader al-Dahabi
After two weeks of street protests
, on 1 February 2011 King Abdullah fired his prime minister, Samir Rifai
, and re-appointed Bakhit to his old position. While continuing to maintain a moderate stance in respect to the United States and the 1994 Jordan-Israel peace treaty, al-Bakhit has promised to effect changes in election laws, decentralize authority and grant further rights to political parties.
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