The long-awaited reshuffle of the Cabinet was sealed Sunday evening when His Majesty King Abdullah accepted the oath of office of 10 new ministers and the resignation of three.

The heftier line-up, which raised the number of Prime Minister Faisal Fayez’s Cabinet members from 21 to 28, introduced a previous minister and nine first-timers.

It also increased the number of women ministers from an unprecedented three to a new record of four. Among the newcomers are three secretaries general who have been promoted to minister. The average age of Cabinet members is approximately 49 and there are 15 PhD holders.

This is the first reshuffle since Fayez was appointed prime minister one year ago.

Source [The Jordan Times]

The best news about this reshuffle, in my opinion, is the record number of female ministers at four. Way to go Jordan!

I have always thought Jordanian women enjoy excellent political and social
status compared with that of their peers in the region. Integrating women into
the Jordan government is one example of this unique status. I know there are
still many issues to work on, such as the infamous “honor crimes,” but I remain