His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Opens the First Ordinary Session of the 17th Parliament. (VIDEO)

On Sunday, November 3, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan participated in the “…opening of the First Ordinary Session of the 17th Parliament…” in Amman according to Petra News. 

During today’s opening His Majesty gave a speech, and according the Associated Press, he:

“…told parliament’s opening session that he will press ahead with plans to amend election laws the opposition says favor pro-palace candidates and overhaul a public sector widely seen as rife with corruption and nepotism.

The king called the reforms a ‘white revolution’ – a term royal aides say signifies a peaceful change rather than one of turmoil like those brought by the Arab Spring, which saw four regional leaders deposed in uprisings.”