Kuwait’s newly elected National Assembly, which convenes on Dec. 16, offers little promise, writes Mona Kareem. Absent many of the leading opposition figures who boycotted the election, the parliament is unlikely to address any of the political problems that have divided Kuwait.
Perhaps to compete with Jordan, whose government seems to change every few weeks, Kuwait has elected its second parliament this year. This might seem vindication for the opposition, but it instead represents just the latest round of a political struggle in Kuwait that is not abating.
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