Kuwait sets snap polls for Novem­ber 26

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Snap elec­tions are set for Novem­ber 26, the Kuwaiti govern­ment said a day af­ter the oil-rich Gulf state’s ruler dis­solved par­lia­ment fol­low­ing a dis­pute over hik­ing petrol prices. The move to dis­solve par­lia­ment, a year be­fore its term ex­pires, came af­ter law­mak­ers filed three re­quests to grill min­is­ters over a cab­i­net de­ci­sion to raise petrol prices and al­leged fi­nan­cial vi­o­la­tions. Like other en­ergy-rich Gulf Arab states, Kuwait has adopted a num­ber of aus­ter­ity mea­sures to face the slump in oil revenues in­clud­ing rais­ing fuel and power prices.

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