Kuwaitis attend an election campaign meeting for Kuwaiti candidate Al-Humaidi al-Subaei, for the upcoming parliamentary election, in Kuwait City on November 8, 2016.
During the past decade, the parliament in the desert emirate has been dissolved five times by the emir due to political disputes and twice by courts over procedural flaws. The most recent occasion the emir exercised those powers was last month when he called a snap election following a crisis over petrol price hikes.

 / AFP / Yasser Al-Zayyat        (Photo credit should read YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)