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Kuwait cabinet calls snap election on 25 July
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:10:32 AM »
Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22991858

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Kuwait's government has said snap general elections will be held on 25 July, following the dissolution of the parliament by the country's top court.

The decision was approved at an emergency meeting of the cabinet.

The Constitutional Court last week scrapped the parliament on procedural grounds and also threw out opposition challenges to the electoral system.

The opposition had boycotted general elections in December in protest at the rules decreed by the emir.

It was the second time in a year that the court has ordered the dissolution of parliament in the oil-rich Gulf state.

Last June it scrapped an opposition-dominated parliament, saying there had been flaws in the process that led to its election.

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