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Kuwait PM submits cabinet's resignation after minister questioned

30 Octobre 2017

Kuwait's cabinet was formed less than a year ago after snap polls. But the submission came after 10 opposition lawmakers had filed a vote of no confidence against the country's minister for cabinet affairs, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.

Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah tendered on Monday his resignation to Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, reported the Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA).

An Emiri decree accepting the resignation indicated that current ministers should carry out urgent affairs until the next government is formed.

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah today accepted his government's resignation, a week after a fresh dispute broke out in the oil-rich Gulf state's parliament.

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The resignation was widely expected following comments from National Assembly speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem last week indicating that ministers would not attend the next parliamentary session on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Sabah has held his post since 2011 and was reappointed after the parliamentary election the following year.

Kuwait has faced political instability for over a decade, with parliament dissolved several times.