DUBAI, June 17 (RAPSI, Margarita Kislova) - The Kuwaiti Supreme Constitutional Court on Sunday ruled to dissolve parliament due to violations during the December 2012 elections, KUNA news agency reports.

The court also ordered that new elections be held and that they employ the new one voter - one vote principle, instead of the former rules that allowed voters to cast ballots for four candidates.

The new voting rules were introduced in the amendments to the law on elections proposed by Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in October last year which the opposition declared unconstitutional.

The opposition boycotted the December 1, 2012 parliamentary elections held according to the new rules, claiming that the introduction of a new voting system six weeks before the elections was unconstitutional. As a result, the parliament elected in December consisted exclusively of the pro-government forces, which provoked a deep political crisis in the country.