Kuwaiti parliament dissolved
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    Kuwait’s Supreme Court has dissolved parliament on June 16, 2013 and called for new elections after an opposition challenge to the voting system was thrown out. The court rejected a case questioning the constitutionality of a change to the electoral system ordered by Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah. Head judge Youssef al Mutawa said that the Constitutional Court made its decision after examining and rejecting the challenge. Meanwhile, Kuwait's emir made a televised plea to the citizens to accept the changes to the voting rules, and asked them to reject "the voices of chaos". The Emir stated, "I accept...the ruling of the Constitutional Court regardless of its content, and I call on all citizens to respect it and abide by it." 1