Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah appointed on Tuesday Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Sabah as the new prime minister.
A new foreign minister will be appointed as the constitution bars the premier from assuming a ministerial position.
The Emir had received at the Bayan palace National Assembly Speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim and former Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak as part of regular consultations to form a new government.
The cabinet had resigned last week.
On Monday, the Emir ordered the removal of Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah from their posts in the current caretaker cabinet.