Islamic Action Front calls for early elections in Jordan


Published: 2018-06-01 13:33

Last Updated: 2018-06-01 13:33

The calls followed Wednesday's strike
The calls followed Wednesday's strike

Islamic Action Front condemned on Friday what it called “the government insistence on going on with putting pressure” on the Jordanian citizens, and ignoring the strike of Wednesday in which hundreds objected to the new tax bill.

The Jordanian government announced it will raise prices of fuel and electricity only one day after the strike, a step that the Islamic faction described as challenging and provocative.

The faction called again for withdrawing the tax bill, and for holding early parliamentary elections, especially with the Jordanian parliament “failure to hold its responsibilities towards Jordan and Jordanians.”

Demonstrations against the new bills continued on Thursday and early Friday, calling the Jordanian government, headed by Hani Al-Mulki, to resign.