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Kuwait Parliament dissolved, setting stage for vote

New York Times / December 7, 2011
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The emir of Kuwait dissolved Parliament yesterday, setting the stage for elections in the oil-rich Gulf nation that has faced some protests but has thus far been spared the revolutionary wave of the Arab Spring. The dissolution decree by the emir, Sheik Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, reported by Kuna, the official news agency, followed the resignation of the prime minister, who faced what Kuna called “enormous obstacles’’ from some members of the 50-member parliament.

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