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FILE - This Dec. 16, 2012 file photo shows a General view of Kuwait's National Assembly during the inauguration of the 14th Legislative Term of the National Assembly in Kuwait. Kuwait's Cabinet has resigned and its parliament was dissolved Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, over a "lack of cooperation," setting the stage for early elections. Kuwait's state-run television and news agency made the announcement after an emergency government meeting. In a decree, Kuwait's ruling emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah said "given the circumstances in the region ... and the security challenges" he had ordered the parliament dissolved. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari, File)

Kuwaiti Government Resigns

Kuwaiti emir accepts resignation of government

From Aljazeera, 30 October, 2017.

The emir of Kuwait has accepted the resignation of the government amid a crisis with parliament, Kuwaiti media has reported.

Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah had offered the resignation of his government earlier on Monday.

The Gulf nation’s National Assembly was scheduled to hold two votes of no-confidence against Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah al-Mubarak al-Sabah on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

According to the assembly’s agenda, the legislators would have voted on motions submitted by 10 members of parliament on a range of issues.

The agenda included discussing the formation of temporary committees focused on youth and sports, housing and business environment for people with special needs, women and family affairs, and environment.

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

Kuwait has experienced frequent cabinet reshuffles in the recent past; the latest was in February.

Country: Kuwait
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