JORDAN PM WINS CONFIDENCE VOTE

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STORY: JORDAN PM WINS CONFIDENCE VOTE DATELINE: March 4, 2011 LENGTH: 0:00:47 LOCATION: AMMAN VO Jordan's Prime Minister Maaruf Bakhit has won a vote of confidence for his government from parliament. Officials said on Thursday that 63 members of parliament voted for Bakhit's government, while 47 voted against it. Bakhit said the government is determined to embark on genuine political reforms, which is a priority. He also stressed that the government respects the rights of expression and is committed to a comprehensive national dialogue. Meanwhile, the opposition Islamic Action Front and the Popular Unity Party announced to hold peaceful demonstrations on Friday in the capital Amman. They said they seek to pressure the government to take serious steps in line with a specific time frame to achieve reforms and change. Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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