Kuwait parliament dissolved ahead of elections

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Kuwaiti Crown Prince Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Tuesday dissolved the country’s parliament by decree, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Last month, the crown prince, who took over most of the ruling emir’s duties, said he was dissolving parliament and would call for early elections, Al Jazeera reported. On Monday, he approved a cabinet headed by a new prime minister.

“To rectify the political scene, the lack of harmony and cooperation, ... and behavior that undermines national unity, it was necessary to resort to the people ... to rectify the path,” Sheikh Mishaal said in the decree dissolving parliament, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported on Tuesday.

The decree said elections will be held within two months to elect a new parliament.

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