March 25, 2011 / 2:08 PM / in 7 years

Harper to seek Parliament dissolution Saturday

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday he would meet with the country’s governor general on Saturday to seek the dissolution of Parliament and kick off an election campaign.

<p>Prime Minister Stephen Harper pauses during a news conference in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>

Harper spoke after his minority Conservative government was defeated in a non-confidence vote presented by the main opposition Liberal Party.

Reporting by David Ljunggren and Jeffrey Hodgson; editing by Rob Wilson

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