Kuwait's monarch dissolves parliament and suspends constitutional provisions

By Ohad Merlin, 13 May
Kuwait City, Kuwait (photo credit: -Reji via flickr)
Kuwait City, Kuwait (photo credit: -Reji via flickr)
On Friday, the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, issued an Emiri decree to dissolve the country’s National Assembly and temporarily suspend certain provisions of the Constitution for a period of four years.  This measure was taken roughly one month after the last round of elections in April 2024, which in turn were called for a year after the last dissolution of the parliament in February 2023. During a televised address, the Emir stated that during these four years, “a comprehensive review of the democratic process will take place."  According to the Emiri decree, both the Emir and the government will assume the responsibilities of the National Assembly, effectively amalgamating the legislative and executive branches during this interim period.
Read the full article here: Jerusalem Post


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