Jordan's information minister has said that parliamentary elections will be held on Nov. 9. Nabil Al-Sharif said the date was set in a Cabinet meeting Tuesday. Previously, the government said the polls will be held in the fall, but did not give a date. Jordan's King Abdullah II dissolved parliament last year a year ahead of its term accusing its mainly conservative lawmakers of blocking legislation necessary to speed up reforms and give wider freedom to women. Al-Sharif said the polls will be contested under a new electoral law, which increased the number of seats by 10 to 120 and doubled the women's quota to 12 seats.