Kuwait Parliament Election Date Set for December

7 years 11 months 1 week ago Saturday, October 20 2012 Oct 20, 2012 Saturday, October 20, 2012 9:14:00 AM CDT October 20, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KUWAIT CITY  - Kuwait's ruler has set parliamentary elections for Dec. 1 after months of a deepening political crisis that has pitted the pro-Western ruling family against opposition forces led by Islamists.

It will be the second time an election for the 50-seat chamber is held this year. In a February vote, Islamists and allies took control of parliament but the country quickly fell into a political dispute over the results.

Recent opposition protests have directly blamed Kuwait's emir for dragging the Gulf nation into political conflict.

State media said the emir set the election date on Saturday.

 

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