Kuwait emir dissolves parliament over fuel price row

Kuwait emir dissolves parliament over fuel price row
 

Kuwait's cabinet has resigned and parliament has been dissolved, triggering early elections.
The moves follow disputes between MPs and the government over fuel price increases in the oil-rich country.
State-run TV cited a "lack of co-operation".
As oil prices around the world stay low, Kuwait's government has cut some benefits including fuel subsidies, hiking the cost of petrol by up to 80%. This led to growing dissent.
The government would have completed its normal four-year term in July next year.
MPs in the current parliament are widely regarded as pro-government but have filed... read more

 
16 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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