On 25 July Kuwaitis will go to the polls to elect their seventh parliament in less than a decade following a constitutional court ruling this week dissolving the current assembly.

The move temporarily ends parliamentary investigations into state-owned oil firm KPC’s Shell gas fields consultancy contract and the cancellation of a joint venture with Dow Chemical. It also continues the atmosphere of instability that puts off foreign investors and has made international oil companies reconsider their positions in the country. (CONTINUED - 481 WORDS)