Sibling Rivalry

Succession Disputes Seem Possible in Jordan

KING HUSSEIN's announcement that he has lymphoma has Jordanians speculating about the future. Hussein's brother, CROWN PRINCE HASSAN, 51, has been the designated heir for 33 years and would be expected to succeed unchallenged, but naming his successor is likely to spark friction. Hussein would like Hassan to name one of the King's sons crown prince. The two eldest, ABDULLAH and FEISAL, are considered unqualified because their mother is British. The next son, ALI, was the favorite, but he has fallen out of favor because of his playboy life-style. Next come HAMZAH and HASHEM, the sons of Hussein's current wife, LISA...

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