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Jordan's King Abdullah issues decree to hold parliamentary elections

Jordan's King Abdullah issued a royal decree to hold parliamentary elections, with the date to be set within the next 10 days by an independent election commission, state media said.
Parliament ended its four-year term last May and the king had the option to either extend its term or dissolve it. Constitutionally, most powers rest with the king, who appoints governments and approves legislation.
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