Kuwait’s state news agency reported on Sunday that the country will hold parliamentary elections on September 29.
Calling on voters to elect members of a new 50-seat National Assembly, a decree was issued by Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah on the same day.
The parliament will accept applications to run in the polls as of August 29 for ten days, the Interior Ministry said.
Mandated to observe the work of the executive authority and issue laws, which come into effect after being ratified by the country’s ruler, the assembly is the Gulf state’s legislative authority.
On August 2, citing a political standoff between the government and the legislature, Sheikh Meshal, who has taken on most of the ruling Emir’s duties, dissolved the National Assembly.