Separate petitions have been lodged in Kuwait calling for the impromptu election on July 27 to be cancelled. One petition claims the Cabinet did not have the power to set a new poll date because under Kuwaiti law it must have an elected representative from the National Assembly to make decisions, according to Kuwait Times. The assembly was sacked last month after the Constitutional Court ruled the December 2012 election was null and void, leaving only government members appointed by the prime minister.
The second petition filed with the Administrative Court demands the election be postponed until after September 18, when the Constitutional Court is expected to provide legal reasoning for its decision to sack the assembly.
The Administrative Court has set a hearing for July 7 to deal with the first petition, which was lodged by lawyer Adel Abdulhadi, who argued any assembly elected from the July 27 poll could be later challenged.