Election results annulled
The results of the National Assembly election which took place on 2 February have been annulled by Kuwait’s constitutional court and the previous assembly has been reinstated. The court ruled that the decree which dissolved the previous parliament and called for fresh elections was unconstitutional.
Kuwaitis had voted in a new assembly in February, amidst allegations of corruption against the old parliament. However tensions between the assembly and the ruling family had escalated in recent weeks, leading to parliament’s suspension earlier this week.
Around 24 members of the reinstated assembly have subsequently resigned in protest, saying they would not serve whilst some members were accused of corruption. It is expected that fresh elections will be called within sixty days.