Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad Al Sabah issues decree dissolving the parliament, says elections will be held within two months.
10 August 2022, 12:00 AM
31 August 2022, 12:00 AM
Kuwait’s Emir on Tuesday issued decree to dissolve parliament, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
Last month, Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad Al Sabah, who took over most of the ruling emir’s duties, said he was dissolving parliament and would call for early elections. On Monday, he approved a cabinet headed by a new prime minister.
The country’s Crown Prince Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said the dissolution of parliament came “because of practices and actions that threaten national unity.”
Last week, Kuwait appointed Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al Sabah, the ruling emir’s son, as the prime minister to lead the 12-member Cabinet until the dissolution of parliament ahead of early elections, according to KUNA.
The date of the vote has yet to be announced. It represents Kuwait’s fifth government in the last two years, as the country’s emir-appointed Cabinet and elected parliament battle over power-sharing.