The Washington Post is reporting that King Abdullah II of Jordan fired his government Tuesday in the wake of street protests and asked an ex-prime minister to form a new Cabinet, ordering him to launch immediate political reforms. The dismissal follows several large protests across Jordan — inspired by similar demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt — calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Samir Rifai, who is blamed for a rise in fuel and food prices and slowed political reforms. A Royal Palace statement said Abdullah accepted Rifai's resignation, tendered earlier Tuesday.
The demand for respect, the end of economic hardship, and political reform is spreading across the region. Which country will be next?
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