With former Deputy Prime of Jordan Marwan al-Muasher
Friday, 5 February 2016
Our guest this week is Dr. Marwan al-Muasher, former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Jordan. Muasher says that King Abdullah of Jordan has submitted an integral reformist project to consolidate democracy; however, the state institutions are unable to translate the King’s vision in concrete actions. The former Minister of Foreign Affairs criticized the dominance of Jordan’s executive authority over decision-making, indicating that the security services’ responsibilities go beyond security issues. He demanded a strong parliament and legislations that guarantee a powerful judiciary system. Moreover, he considers that citizenship is not given to all equally in Jordan and calls for a new social era. He compared Islamic movements in Arab countries saying that the experience of Islamist parties has been successful in Morocco and Tunisia contrary to Jordan and Egypt.
Point of Order is a live, weekly socio-political hard-talk show. Its guests have included figures such as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, French philosopher and author Bernard-Henri Lévy and the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani. The show, presented by Hasan Muawad, is known for its bold questions and sometimes controversial guests and discussions.