4/17/2023 – | Last updated: 4/17/2023 11:56 PM (Makkah Al-Mukarramah)
Today, Monday, the Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, announced the dissolution of the 2020 National Assembly and the call for general elections in the coming months.
In a speech delivered on behalf of the country's Emir, Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Crown Prince of Kuwait said, "In accordance with the constitution, we decided to dissolve the 2020 National Assembly, which was restored by the ruling of the Constitutional Court, and return to the people in new elections during the coming period."
Last March, the Constitutional Court ruled that the legislative elections that took place last year, which the opposition won, were invalid. This came against the backdrop of appeals that questioned the validity of the constitutional decrees associated with it, and ruled in favor of restoring the previous parliament.
On April 9, a new government – the seventh in 3 years – saw the light headed by Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, less than 4 months after the previous government resigned following a political crisis with Parliament.
Disputes are escalating between the legislative and executive authorities in the country, which led to the dissolution of the 2020 parliament, the annulment of the 2022 parliament, and the reinstatement of the first by a decision of the country’s Constitutional Court on March 19, with the dismissal and resignation of two governments in a short period.