Arab Spring impact major challenge to Jordan king

..."Things have changed. Tunisia and Egypt are now ahead of Jordan on the path to democracy," said Masri.

"For Jordanians, priority should be given to firm action against corruption in addition to introducing serious political reform," he said.

Inspired by social movements elsewhere, Jordanians demand trials for officials suspected of embezzling billions of dollars under a controversial socio-economic transformation programme.

"The king must show a real will to fight corruption, regardless of his friendship and kinship ties. No one should be given immunity," said Ali Habashneh, who heads a group of military retirees....

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