KUWAIT’S ruler has set parliamentary elections for December 1 after months of a deepening political crisis that has pitted the pro-Western ruling family against opposition forces led by Islamists.
It will be the second time an election for the 50-seat chamber is held this year.
In a February vote, Islamists and allies took control of parliament but the country quickly fell into a political dispute over the results.
Recent opposition protests have directly blamed Kuwait’s emir for dragging the Gulf nation into political conflict.
State media said Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah set the election date on Saturday.