Kuwait Emir accepts resignation of prime minister

October 30, 2017 Off By Web Desk

Kuwait City (OIC-UNA) – Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has accepted the resignation of the prime minister and his cabinet on Monday, state news agency KUNA reported, asking them to continue duties until a new cabinet is sworn in.

Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah tendered his resignation earlier on Monday to the emir, who has the final say in state matters.

Local media, quoting members of parliament, said a cabinet shakeup had been expected.

Lawmakers were preparing this week to discuss a no-confidence vote against Information Minister Sheikh Mohammed Al-Sabah after he was questioned over violations of budgetary and legislative rules, Kuwait Times said in a report.

Kuwait has the oldest legislature among the Gulf Arab states and experiences frequent cabinet reshuffles. The latest government was formed in February.

Source: International Islamic News Agency