Emir dis­solves par­lia­ment over petrol price

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Kuwait’s emir has dis­solved par­lia­ment fol­low­ing ten­sions be­tween law­mak­ers and the gov­ern­ment over a petrol price hike, set­ting the stage for early elec­tions within two months. The sur­prise move came af­ter law­mak­ers in the oil-rich emi­rate strongly op­posed the gov­ern­ment’s uni­lat­eral hike of petrol prices – one of a host of aus­ter­ity mea­sures fol­low­ing a sharp drop in crude rev­enues. Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah’s de­cree made no di­rect men­tion of the ten­sions, in­stead re­fer­ring to “del­i­cate re­gional de­vel­op­ments” and “the dan­gers of se­cu­rity chal­lenges”.

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