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| 15 February, 2017

House defers debate on commodity price hikes

A man waits for customers at his stall in a market in down town Amman

A man waits for customers at his stall in a market in down town Amman

Reuters/ Eduardo Munoz

15 February 2017
  Amman –– The Lower House Tuesday deferred a debate of the government's decision to raise the prices of some commodities.

During today's session, an MP submitted the deferral proposal until the committee, which was elected by the legislature to follow up on the price hikes, sets a date for the discussion.

Several lawmakers addressed today's session, chaired by Speaker Atef Tarawneh and attended by Prime Minister Hani Mulki, demanding that the government refrain from any hikes on the prices of basic goods that affect the people's daily life.

They urged the government to take into consideration the tough economic conditions of citizens and to look for other alternatives to offset the budget deficit.

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