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Kuwait’s parliamentary election on September 29

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Kuwait will hold a parliamentary election on Thursday, September 29. This comes after the Gulf state’s crown prince moved to dissolve Parliament in an attempt to resolve a political stand-off between the government and the elected legislature.

New districts will be added to the electoral map, according to a royal decree issued on Sunday.

Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal officially dissolved Parliament earlier this month. Under Kuwait’s constitution, general elections must be held within two months after Parliament is dissolved.

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Sheikh Meshal later issued a decree forming a new government led by Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al Sabah, the son of the ruling emir, comprising 12 ministers.

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf and Sheikh Meshal issued a warning that “there are dangers and crises surrounding the country from every side” after dissolving the national assembly.

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Candidates wishing to run for a parliamentary seat must be of Kuwaiti nationality and of Kuwaiti origin — and at least 30 years of age.

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