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Government of H.E. Adnan Badran Cabinet List of 7 April 2005:

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with representative government. The reigning monarch, His Majesty King Abdullah II, is the Head of State, the Chief Executive and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed forces. The king exercises his executive authority through the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers, or Cabinet. The cabinet is responsible before the elected House of Deputies which, along with the House of Notables (Senate), constitutes the legislative branch of the government. The judicial branch is an independent branch of the government.


On April 7, 2005 Prime Minister Adnan Badran announced the formation of a 25-member Cabinet, including 12 ministers who served in the former Cabinet as well as prominent personalities from the private sector and civil service.

Government of H.E. Adnan Badran Cabinet List of 7 April 2005:

1. Dr. Adnan Badran: Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

2. Hisham Tal: Deputy Prime Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Political Development.

3. Dr. Bassem Awadallah: Minister of Finance.

4. Dr. Abdullah Oweidat: Minister of Social Development.

5. Dr. Abdul Salam Abbadi: Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

6. Tawfiq Kreishan: Minister of Municipal Affairs.

7. Dr. Khalid Touqan: Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

8. Dr. Abed Shakhanbeh: Minister of State for Legal Affairs.

9. Dr. Salah Bashir: Minister of Government Performance.

10. Dr. Alia Hattough-Bouran: Minister of Tourism and Antiquities.

11. Azmi Khreisat: Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources.

12. Raed Abu Saud: Minister of Water and Irrigation.

13. Asma Khader: Minister of Culture.

14. Saeed Darwazeh: Minister of Health.

15. Dr. Yousef Shreiqi: Minister of Agriculture.

16. Nadia Saeed: Minister of Information and Communications Technology.

17. Saud Nseirat: Minister of Transport.

18. Dr. Tayseer Smadi: Minister of State for Public Sector Reform.

19. Mohammad Alawneh: Minister of Justice.

20. Awni Yarvas: Minister of Interior.

21. Farouq Qasrawi: Minister of Foreign Affairs.

22. Yousef Hiasat: Minister of Public Works and Housing.

23. Sharif Zu'bi: Minister of Industry and Trade.

24. Suhair Al-Ali: Minister of Planning and International Cooperation.

25. Khalid Irani: Minister of the Environment.

26. Bassem Salem: Minister of Labor.