Everyone has noticed that all political factions have leaned towards calming down. It may be because of the influence of the parliamentary summer holiday, or maybe there is no longer anything that can be brought up, as both government and opposition have consumed all clashing cards among them during the first round of the current legislative term. Personally, I feel that it may be the second option, because there are no longer any cards of differences to play with between the government and parliament, rather even between the government and opposition outside the parliament, so there is no longer anything that can feed any dispute of any type.
Everyone stopped talking while using the escalation or accusation language, although the fight of political figures over influence is still on, and the war of those figures had not stopped. Political polarizations between tussling factions continue, but this war needs a spark, an incident or an issue, or needs to create one to reactivate the confrontation between the government and members of parliament. The truth is that there are no longer any political cards that can be a launching pad for a new clash, escalation, grilling or something else.
So I think the coming struggle will be within the parliament itself, and the next parliamentary session will start with a struggle between MPs. That could be the start of a new struggle between the figures and the opposition and the government together, which may lead to creating a new case of struggle that may end with an inevitable clash and several grilling motions which may lead to filing a no cooperation motion, followed by a parliament dissolution.
In the latest session of the last term, during budget discussions, there were signs of parliamentary-parliamentary clash, even if some of this was outside the National Assembly or during breaks between sessions. I think that this struggle will rage with the start of the next term, and it will appear very strongly. It will take us back to square one, that is the start of the first term which was launched with preparations for a grilling which led to the exit of former information minister Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah from the government; a grilling that everyone knows was personally targeting Sheikh Salman and did not aim at ending the sports suspension or correcting the situation at the information ministry. Although six months have elapsed after the grilling, which was described as a victory for the opposition, it became clear that it was actually not more than a personal grilling covered by the grilling.
Anyway, the next parliamentary term will start with a parliamentary-parliamentary struggle as I see it, then there will be targeting of several ministers which will take us back to the empty circle of struggle that will end in a limited government reshuffle which is the least of results, or dissolving the parliament, which is the highest of results that may come out of this struggle, and this is what many politicians hope for.