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PM Kuwait resigns alongside Cabinet amid ministers’ fight, criticism


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

15th Nov, 2019. 12:29 pm
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PM Kuwait resigns alongside Cabinet

Prime Minister Kuwait submitted his resignation on November 14 along with his Cabinet, amid infighting between ministers and criticism of their performance.

According to foreign news agency, Kuwaiti PM Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak Al-Sabah submitted the resignation of the Cabinet to the emir, in order to allow for a Cabinet reshuffle.

The resignation came after Kuwaiti legislators on Tuesday submitted a motion for a no-confidence vote against Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah, who is a senior member of the ruling Al-Sabah family.

Cabinet resignations in Kuwait happen frequently when elected legislators are set to question or submit a no-confidence vote against senior government officials.

Minister of Finance Nayef al-Hajraf and Minister of Public Works Jenan Bushehri resigned this month, with both under fire for alleged mismanagement of their portfolios and poor use of public funds.

Parliament also grilled Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, a member of the ruling family, over similar accusations.

Kuwait is the only Gulf state with a fully elected parliament and the government is controlled by the ruling family.

The oil-rich country has been shaken by political disputes between lawmakers and the government for over a decade, with parliament and Cabinets dissolved several times.

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