Middle East
Jordan's King Abdullah dissolves parliament
The constitutional move paves the way for elections expected early next year.
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2012 04:14

King Abdullah of Jordan has dissolved the country's parliament, paving way for elections expected early next year.

It comes a day before planned protests by opposition groups.

The tiny kingdom has seen unprecedented calls for political and economic reform.

Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports.


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