Kuwait’s government has resigned en masse for the second time this year. But whereas the previous resignation in January (MEES, 15 January) was symptomatic of worsening relations between the executive and legislative branches, this latest resignation could offer the chance for a reset.

The 8 November resignation came the day after the cabinet approved draft decrees for an amnesty to pardon political dissidents – a key demand of opposition MPs. Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah issued the pardons on 8 November. (CONTINUED - 352 WORDS)