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Government of H.E. Marouf Bakhit Cabinet List after the reshuffle of 22 November 2006:

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 November 22, 2006, Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit reshuffled his Cabinet, bringing in three former ministers and six newcomers with the aim to reinforce government plans.

His Majesty King Abdullah swore in the new ministers and a Royal Decree endorsed the reshuffle.

The new government is to enhance socio-economic programs that would positively reflect on the citizens' living conditions, as well as enact laws governing political parties, municipalities and the press.

Government of H.E. Marouf Bakhit Cabinet List after the reshuffle of 22 November 2006:

1- Marouf Bakhit: Prime Minister and Minister of Defense

2- Ziad Fariz: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

3- Abdul Ilah Khatib: Minister of Foreign Affairs

4- Nader Thuheirat: Minister of Municipal Affairs

5- Eid Fayez: Minister of Interior

6- Muhyiddine Touq: Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs

7- Hosni Abu Gheida: Minister of Public Works and Housing

8- Khalid Touqan: Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research

9- Sharif Zu'bi: Minister of Justice

10- Khalid Samara Zu'bi: Minister of State for Legal Affairs

11- Khalid Shraideh: Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources

12- Saad Kharabsheh: Minister of Health

13- Saud Nseirat: Minister of Transport

14- Salem Khazaaleh: Minister of Industry and Trade

15- Suhair Al-Ali: Minister of Planning and International Cooperation

16- Khalid Irani: Minister of Environment

17- Bassem Salem: Minister of Labor

18- Mohammad Thneibat: Minister of Public Sector Reform and State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

19- Abdul Fattah Salah: Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs

20- Thafer Alem: Minister of Water and Irrigation

21- Mustafa Qurunfleh: Minister of Agriculture

22- Adel Tweisi: Minister of Culture

23- Mohammad Oran: Minister of Political Development

24- Suleiman Tarawneh: Minister of Social Development

25- Osama Dabbas: Minister of Tourism and Antiquities

26- Bassem Roussan: Minister of Information and Communications Technology