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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-19-07 02:42 PM
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12. The more conventional English word is "dissolve."
Source: Reuters

Jordan's king dissolves parliament ahead of polls
Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:22AM EDT

AMMAN, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah issued a
decree on Sunday dissolving parliament and told 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 in November.


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It is perfectly normal for a head of state to dissolve
the parliament for new elections. In Jordan's case,
this parliament's electoral mandate has already expired.

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