Kuwait: Crown prince dissolves parliament, calls elections

Source: ABC News

“Kuwait’s crown prince on Wednesday dissolved Parliament and called for early elections, a move to ease government gridlock that has bred popular opposition and paralyzed the tiny country for months. In his televised national address, the 81-year-old Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmed Al Jaber said that while the ruling family respected Kuwait’s constitution that grants the country’s rowdy parliament more power than elsewhere in the autocratic region of Persian Gulf sheikhdoms, popular dissatisfaction over the deepening dysfunction compelled the emir to intervene. … The country’s Cabinet resigned over two months ago over disputes with Parliament, resulting in a prolonged paralysis.” (06/22/22)