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Jordan's King Dissolves Parliament Ahead of Nov. Polls

Jordan's King Dissolves Parliament Ahead of Nov. Polls

Sunday, 27 September, 2020 - 16:45
FILE PHOTO - King of Jordan Abdullah II addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Jordan's King Abdullah II dissolved parliament on Sunday, officials said, which under constitutional rules means the government must resign within a week, paving the way for elections in November.


In July, Jordan's electoral commission set Nov. 10 as the date for parliamentary elections after the monarch called for countrywide polls to be held at the end of the parliament's four-year term.


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