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Jordan monarch dissolves parliament ahead of polls

world Updated: Aug 19, 2007 20:40 IST

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Jordan's King Abdullah issued a decree on Sunday dissolving parliament and called on the government to prepare for multi-party polls later this year, officials said.

They said the decree dissolving the 110-member parliament, whose four-year term formally ended last April, and the call to prepare for elections, was a clear sign that the monarch would not use his constitutional right to delay the polls.
The government is expected to set an election date this week, probably some time in November.