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MENAFN - Jordan Times - 18/12/2009

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(MENAFN - Jordan Times) A Royal Decree was issued Thursday appointing former prime minister Taher Masri as Senate president, succeeding Zeid Rifai who quit the post earlier this week.

Also Thursday, two decrees were issued, one dissolving the 55-member Upper House as of December 17, 2009, and the other appointing the 55 members of the Senate.

Those appointed included eight former prime ministers. They are Masri, Fayez Tarawneh, Abdur-Ra'uf S. Rawabdeh, Ali Abul Ragheb, Faisal Fayez, Adnan Badran, Marouf Bakhit and Nader Dahabi.

In addition, former Lower House speaker Abdul Hadi Majali was appointed as a member of the Senate.

Masri yesterday sent a letter to His Majesty King Abdullah, stressing that he and the other senators will shoulder the responsibilities entrusted to them so that Jordan will continue with its development and reform process, while observing justice and equality.

He also pledged that the Senate will work to apply the principles stipulated in the Constitution.

Members of the Upper House

• Taher Masri

• Fayez Tarawneh

• Abdur-Ra'uf S. Rawabdeh

• Ali Abul Ragheb

• Faisal Fayez

• Adnan Badran

• Marouf Bakhit

• Nader Dahabi

•Abdul Hadi Majali

• Marwan Hmoud

• Marwan Dudin

• Taher Hikmat

•Laila Sharaf

• Abdullah Ensour

• Riad Shakaa

• Awad Khleifat

• Hamdi Tabbaa

• Saleh Irsheidat

• Bassam Qaqish

• Mohammad Affash Adwan

• Fawwaz Abul Ghanam

• Rateb Saoud

• Mohammad Salem Thuweib

• Yousef Dalabih

• Nader Thuheirat

• Samih Darwazeh

• Mohammad Odeh Njadat

• Mohammad Kheir Mamsar

• Aqel Biltaji

• Samih Bino

• Saleh Qallab

• Hatem Halawani

• Tamam Ghul

• Amal Farhan

• Mohammad Alawneh

• Hamad Kassasbeh

• Abdul Hafez Kaabneh

• Mohammad Samed Raqqad

• Michel Hamarneh

• Daoud Hanania

• Issa Rimoni

• Wijdan Saket

• Abdul Hamid Shoman

• Nawal Faouri

• Samih Momani

•Ahmad Ajarmeh

• Jaafar Hneiti

• Ibrahim Samara Zo'bi

• Abdul Majeed Thneibat

• Haifa Abu Ghazaleh

• Taher Fawwaz

• Nazih Ammarin

• Abdullah Habahbeh

• Nadia Bushnaq

• Nael Kabariti


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