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|Prime Minister of Jordan|
11 October 2012
|Preceded by||Fayez al-Tarawneh|
|Born||1939 (age 73–74)
|Alma mater||American University of Beirut
Abdalla Ensour ( pronunciation (help·info) AHB-duh-lah ehn-SOOR[needs IPA], Arabic: عبد الله النسور ʿAbd Allāh an-Nasūr born 1939) is a Jordanian economist who has been Prime Minister of Jordan since October 2012. A veteran statesman and politician, he held various cabinet positions in Jordanian governments.
Early life and education
Ensour was first elected as a deputy to the Jordanian Parliament in 1989, and in 1992 and has served continuously ever since. His first ministerial post was the minister of planning (1984). He then became minister of planning again in (1985); he also served as minister of education (1989); minister of foreign affairs (1991); minister of industry and trade (1993); minister of higher education (1996); deputy prime minister and minister of administrative development (1997); and deputy prime minister and minister of information (1998). He also served in the parliament in the lower house of representatives from 1998 to 2001. Until this date, Ensour is a senator in the Jordanian parliament and chairman of the board of trustees in Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan.
Ensour was also governor of Jordan to the World Bank, deputy of Jordan to the International Monetary Fund and deputy permanent delegate to UNESCO; he sits on a number of boards including the Arab African Bank, Nuackchott (President); the University of Jordan (Vice-President); and the French Universities' Graduates in Jordan (Honorary President).
In October 2012, he was appointed prime minister by King Abdullah II and replaced Fayez Tarawneh. After general elections in January 2013, King Abdullah reappointed Ensour as prime minister on 9 March 2013. His second cabinet sworn in on 30 March 2013.
Honours and awards
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