Following protests this weekend, King Abdullah II of Jordon has dismissed his government, on Tuesday.News sources are conflicted to the nature of former Prime Minister Samir Rifai’s exit from office with the Associated Press, and other agencies, claiming that Rifai was sacked, and Reuters writing that he offered his resignation, which was subsequently accepted.

Abdullah has subsequently requested that his former military adviser Marouf Bakhit to form a new government. Bakhit has previously served in the role, from November 2005 to November 2007, and is the former Jordanian ambassador to Israel.