Jordanians go to the polls

Jan 23, 2013, 5:50 PM EST
A Jordanian woman inks his finger after casting his vote inside a polling station in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
(AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

Having so far avoided an Arab Spring-style uprising in his own country, Jordan's King Abdullah II offered the chance for voters to choose their prime minister and have a substantive (if limited) role in government Wednesday. The only problem? The most powerful opposition parties -- including the Muslim Brotherhood -- boycotted the election.