Kuwait’s Administrative Court has rejected legal challenges to new parliamentary elections, which are set to be held on 27 July.

The court refused to hear petitions demanding the parliamentary elections be suspended over legal irregularities, according to the local Kuwait Times.

Further challenges are planned, however at the Appeals Court and if that fails at the Court of Cassation, the highest court in the country.

Opposition activists allege that the since the current Kuwaiti cabinet does not include at least one elected member of parliament, it is unconstitutional and therefore its decisions are illegal. This includes the approval of the 27 July elections.

Kuwait’s parliament was dissolved on 16 July by the Constitutional Court, the latest is a series of dissolutions over the last few years, invalidating the previous elections on procedural grounds.