Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah smiles during the opening session of the 23rd Arab League summit in Baghdad March 29, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Shalash
Kuwait's ruler dissolves parliament: media
Posted : Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:12AM
KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's ruler ordered the dissolution of parliament on Sunday, television channel al-Rai and state news agency KUNA said, a step which opens the way for parliamentary elections.
Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah had been widely expected to take the step. It is the sixth dissolution of parliament since early 2006; parliament was last dissolved in June by the constitutional court over a technicality.
The assembly which the court reinstated has been unable to meet because of a boycott by MPs.
(Reporting by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Andrew Torchia)
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