June 4, 2018 / 11:23 AM / a year ago

Jordanian PM resigns after protests: official source

FILE PHOTO: Jordan's Prime Minister Hani Mulki speaks to the media after the swearing-in ceremony for the new cabinet at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed/File Photo

AMMAN (Reuters) - Hani Mulki resigned from his post as Jordan’s prime minister in a meeting with King Abdullah on Monday, an official source said, a move aimed at defusing anger over economic policies that have sparked the largest protests in years.

Reporting by Suleiman al-Khalidi in Dubai; Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Toby Chopra

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