On Monday, registration opened for potential candidates to run for next month’s parliamentary elections in Kuwait.
Kuwait’s state news agency reported that the registration process will continue for ten days until September 7.
A few weeks after Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dissolved the parliament citing “correcting the political scene,” Kuwait set September 29 for electing a new 50-seat National Assembly on Sunday.
In a move seen by the government as a disruption of the executive authority, the decision followed a dispute between the parliament and government amid attempts by lawmakers to question ministers.
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.