Kuwait’s Emir Dissolves Reinstated Parliament, Calls for New Elections

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf has dissolved the reinstated parliament from 2020 and called for general elections to be held next month.

The announcement was made in a speech delivered on his behalf by Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmad.

The Constitutional Court last month nullified September’s parliamentary elections, regarded as the most inclusive in a decade, and ordered the 2020 assembly to be reinstated.

Assembly speaker Marzouq Al Ghanim called for a parliamentary session this month amid calls for appeals against the Constitutional Court’s ruling.

Almost 30 political figures, former MPs and political activists had called on the government to challenge the court’s decision.

Elections must be held within two months of parliament’s dissolution, according to the constitution.


The National

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