Several hundred protesters gathered in Amman after Friday prayers calling for the ouster of the new Prime Minister Maruf al-Bakhit, wire services reported Friday (February 4th).
Jordan's leading opposition party, the Islamic Action Front, said it will wait until the cabinet is formed before taking any action. Party officials sought a new election law and a government appointed by parliament, not the king.
IAF supporters and other activists chanted slogans outside the prime minister's office. Other groups that participated in the past decided not to join this week. It was the smallest demonstration in recent weeks.
The government had no comment on the Friday protests, but King Abdullah II met with IAF leaders Thursday and told them the reform process had slowed but that the al-Bakhit is responsible for implementing reforms immediately.