Country Forecast Jordan Updater

  • ID: 2114078
  • August 2016
  • Region: Jordan
  • 16 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The Economist Intelligence Unit expects King Abdullah II to remain in power and to continue to determine the overall pace and extent of political reform as well as make key appointments. He will allow some space for moderate opposition voices in the media and within the political system, but this will not fully satisfy the demands of his opponents. After the next election in September, the king is likely to encourage some changes-including greater parliamentary powers-to give the impression of reform.

The fractured Islamic Action Front (the political arm of the old Muslim Brotherhood) will stand in September but it will be increasingly sidelined as more moderate Islamist elements coalesce and show greater willingness to be co-opted into the political process; some may even be given government posts.

The king will maintain a pro-Western foreign policy. Regional instability poses a major security challenge to Jordan, as does the influx of refugees from Syria, but Jordan's security forces should-despite some successful jihadi attacks-be able to withstand the challenge overall, with external support. Jordan will continue to conduct air strikes against jihadi groups in Syria.

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Country Forecast Jordan Updater

Country forecast overview: Highlights

Country forecast overview: Key indicators

Country forecast overview: Business environment rankings

Country forecast overview: Jordan's business environment at a glance
Policy towards private enterprise and competition
Policy towards foreign investment
Foreign trade and exchange controls
The labour market

Fact sheet

Outlook for 2016-20: Political stability

Outlook for 2016-20: Election watch

Outlook for 2016-20: International relations

Outlook for 2016-20: Policy trends

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Data summary: Global outlook

Data summary: Gross domestic product, current market prices

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