Jordan's new government was sworn in today, after mass protests against price rises and austerity measures forced the prime minister's resignation.
The defence portfolio goes to Razzaz, while new ministers were appointed in the areas including finance, planning, international cooperation and regional development.
But austerity measures tied to the loan have seen prices of basic necessities rise across the kingdom.
The public rallies were followed by a crisis meeting with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, concluding on Sunday with Jordan's neighbours pledging USD 2.5 billion in aid.
The donors' rival Qatar followed up with an offer of USD 500,000 in investment and promised to create 10,000 jobs for Jordanians.
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