A court in Kuwait has declared the dissolution of parliament and subsequent elections void and ordered the previous assembly be reinstated.
Kuwait court reinstates previous parliament
Kuwait’s Constitutional Court has ruled the parliamentary election, in which the opposition made gains, was void and the previous assembly must be reinstated.
The move comes at a time of renewed friction between the elected parliament and government and follows the reappointment this month of the country’s prime minister, whose government had resigned in the stand-off with parliament.
Kuwait’s crown prince last year dissolved parliament and called early polls in September in an effort to end prolonged domestic political feuding that has hindered fiscal reform.
However, Justice Mohammad bin Naji on Sunday said the court had declared the dissolution of parliament void and had annulled the early elections.