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Kuwait's ruler dissolves parliament - media

KUWAIT, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Kuwait's ruler ordered thedissolution of parliament on Sunday, television channel al-Raiand state news agency KUNA said, a step which opens the way forparliamentary elections.

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah had been widely expected totake the step. It is the sixth dissolution of parliament sinceearly 2006; parliament was last dissolved in June by theconstitutional court over a technicality.

The assembly which the court reinstated has been unable tomeet because of a boycott by MPs.

(Reporting by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Andrew Torchia)

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Keywords: KUWAIT POLITICS/DISSOLUTION