Lawmakers attend a session of Kuwait s National Assembly, in Kuwait City, Feb. 8, 2022. AP
"The Kuwaiti Constitutional Court issued a verdict on Sunday annulling the results of the 2022 National Assembly elections," due to discrepancies in the decree dissolving the previous parliament, the official KUNA news agency said.
In its decision, the court cited “discrepancies” in the decree dissolving the 2020 parliament for its ruling.
Authorities did not immediately explain what this meant for Kuwait's parliament. Kuwait has the freest and most active assembly among the Gulf Arab states.
The squabbling has prevented the assembly from passing basic economic reforms, including a public debt law that would allow the government to borrow money, leading to the depletion of its general reserve fund despite its vast oil wealth.
Kuwait, which borders Saudi Arabia and Iraq, has the world’s sixth-largest known oil reserves.