Kuwait’s crown prince dissolves parliament, calls elections
Kuwait’s crown prince has dissolved Parliament and called for snap elections, a move to ease government gridlock that has bred popular opposition and paralyzed the tiny country for months.
A date for legislative elections was not immediately announced.
The country’s Cabinet resigned over two months ago over disputes with Parliament, resulting in a prolonged paralysis. Over a dozen Kuwaiti lawmakers began a sit-in last week inside the parliamentary chamber to press for a new government and voice their opposition to the worsening political crisis that has blocked economic and social progress in the country.