Jordan’s PM Hani Mulki Resigns after Austerity Protests

(From BBC News)

Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Mulki has resigned after several days of protests against tax rises and austerity measures.

The recent demonstrations are the country’s biggest in years.

Protesters have chanted anti-government slogans and clashed with police, who have fired tear gas and blocked roads.

The demonstrators say a new tax bill backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hurt the poor and middle class.

Mr Mulki had refused to scrap the bill, saying it was up to parliament to decide whether to pass it or not.

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