Kuwait is expected to hold its next elections on December 5 to vote for members of the country’s National Assembly in its 16th legislative term, according to a draft decree approved by Kuwait’s cabinet.
The general elections were expected to be held as early as November 28 but had been postponed given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Kuwait last held a general election for the National Assembly in November 2016. In that election cycle, only one woman, Safa al-Hashem, was elected to the Kuwaiti parliament.
Al-Hashem became the ninth woman to be elected to Kuwait’s 50-member National Assembly since women gained the right to vote and run in national elections in 2005.