By Ala’ Alrababa’h and Ghazi Jarrar
The question of whether the Muslim Brotherhood could rise to power or not depends, first and foremost, on the process of reform in Jordan. Currently, the Jordanian regime faces a dilemma – it wants genuine political reform, but it fears the consequences.
February of 2011, after Marouf al-Bakhit was assigned to form the first government after the Arab Spring, King Abdullah II said:
The Letter of Designation to the new government is clear: I want quick results… The most important step is to study and develop all laws governing political and civil activities, particularly the Election Law. There should be consensus on this law and on its goals, which must encourage collective political work and the emergence of political parties as well as increasing public participation in decision making.