Kuwait: Sheik Dissolves Parliament
Dave Keating | March 20, 2008 at 02:07 amby
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Kuwait’s emir dissolved Parliament and called for early elections after disputes between the government and lawmakers led to the resignation of the prime minister’s entire cabinet. The emir, Sheik Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, left, said in a televised address that his directives for “fruitful cooperation” had not been heeded. The government and the 50-seat Parliament have been at loggerheads over many issues, including a raise for civil servants and a bill that requires the state to pay off consumer debts of private citizens. State television said new elections would be held on May 17.
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