Monday, May 22, 2006
The Emir of Kuwait has dissolved Parliament. I wasn't following the issues leading to this, which apparently revolved around a redistricting campaign and electoral reform measure of which the articles I've read cover only the most superficial elements, though the popular demonstrations are striking. However, the elections for the new Parliament on June 29 will be the first in the country's history in which women will participate. Middle East Online previews the elections, in which reform will be a key issue.