a new Royal decree dissolving Kuwait’s parliament, which was restored last A month based on a ruling by the country’s Constitutional Court after a previous dissolution.
Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmad Al Sabah said last The month the Legislative Council will be dissolved and that new Parliamentary elections will be held in the coming months.
The Gulf state, a member of OPEC, witnessed prolonged quarrels between the two countries government and the elected parliament impeded financial reforms.
Kuwaiti parliament first elected in 2020 has arrived last year in An attempt to end the impasse, and vote held in September in which opposition made gains. But the Constitutional Court in March canceled those results And restored previous compilation.
Sheikh Mishaal who The princely decree was signed on Monday, it was delivered over of mission of the ruling emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, in Late 2021. The Council of Ministers had submitted the decree to Sheikh Mishaal earlier in Today, according to a previous statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
Sheikh Meshal had said last The month that “will of the people” required new Elections that would “be accompanied by some legal and political reforms to move the country to a new phase of Discipline and legal reference.” He did not elaborate on reforms, however.
Kuwait bans Political parties, but gave their legislature more influence from similar bodies in other Gulf monarchies, and political stability traditionally depends on collaboration between government And parliament.
The US-allied country has strong fiscal and external budgets, but internal infighting and political deadlock have hampered investment and reforms aimed at reducing its heavy dependence. on oil revenues.
Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Sabah, Amir sonking in Jan submitted his government’s resignation due to friction with the parliament elected in 2020. Renamed Prime Minister in March and a new Cabinet was announced This month.
ties to her also strained between prime minister and talker of now twice- thawed parliament. The speaker, Marzouq Al-Ghanim wrote on Twitter shortly after decreeing that he would run in Elections, date for which has not happened yet announced.
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