Jordan's king has set a three-month deadline for agreement on political reforms.
Abdullah II says a 53-member committee with government officials and opposition leaders will draft new laws for parliamentary elections and political parties _ key demands in 11 weeks of protests.
Powerful Islamist opposition and their leftist allies also call for dissolving parliament and for the prime minister to be elected instead of appointed by the king.
Abdullah said the new laws should produce a parliament where all Jordanians are "fairly represented," fostering "justice and the rule of law."
A Muslim Brotherhood leader, Abdul Latif Arabiyat, said Tuesday he would not take part unless parliament is dissolved and a prime minister is elected from a parliamentary majority.