Jordan's King Embraces Pluralism Accord with Opposition on Pluralism Widens Monarch's Acceptance - and the Political System
Lamis Andoni,, The Christian Science Monitor
THE legalization of political parties in Jordan marks a milestone in the Arab world's moves away from authoritarianism toward more representative government.
Analysts here say the June 9 ratification of a "national charter," which allows for a pluralistic system, is also a coup for King Hussein, who has managed to secure the allegiance of political rivals and undermine other Arab nations' chances of intervening in Jordanian affairs.
"The approval of the charter by the major political trends practically implies that they no longer oppose the regime, but accept (being) an opposition within the system," one analyst says.
But most significant, says historian …
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Publication information: Article title: Jordan's King Embraces Pluralism Accord with Opposition on Pluralism Widens Monarch's Acceptance - and the Political System. Contributors: Lamis Andoni, - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: June 12, 1991. Page number: 6. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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