Kuwaitis will go to the polls on 6 June to vote in the emirate’s latest parliamentary elections. The last elections were held in September 2022, but the country’s constitutional court ruled them void in March and ordered that the previous legislative body be reinstated (MEES, 21 April) – that parliament had been elected in December 2020 before being dissolved in August 2022 (MEES, 5 August 2022). Such political volatility has marred Kuwait for more than a decade and has held up key economic reforms and development projects, resulting in the country falling behind its fellow GCC states. There is little optimism that next week’s election will break the cycle.