Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Kuwait

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Kuwait

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1999

May 4: Amir Shaykh Jabir at-Ahmad al-Sabah dissolved the parliament when it threatened to hold a vote of no-confidence against Ahmad al-Kulaib, the Islamic affairs minister who was held responsible for mistakes contained in 120,000 printed copies of the Qur'an. Elections for a new 50-member parliament were to be held on 3 July, [5/5 NYT, Fr, WP]

May 10: In preparation for the 3 July parliamentary elections, 113 people registered as candidates. [5/11 Fr]

May 16: The cabinet drafted an amendment to give women the right to vote and run for parliament. However, the rights would not take effect in time for the 3 July elections. [5/17 NYT, WP] May 23: The cabinet approved an amendment to the election law that would allow women to vote and run for office. [5/24 WP]

June 19: Information Minister Yusuf al-Samit closed the Kuwait City office of the Qatari satellite channel, Al-Jazira, after an Iraqi national called into a live program and insulted Amir Al-Sabah. …

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