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Kuwait's Emir Accepts Resignation of Cabinet

Kuwait's Emir Accepts Resignation of Cabinet

Monday, 18 January, 2021 - 10:15
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah. (Reuters)

Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah and his cabinet, state news agency KUNA said on Monday.


The cabinet will continue in a caretaker capacity until the formation of a new government, KUNA said.


The government had resigned last week days after lawmakers submitted a motion asking to question the premier over issues including the makeup of the cabinet.


The resignation of the cabinet, formed on Dec. 14, had been expected after the move in parliament earlier this month.


The prime minister had been due to be questioned at a parliamentary session on Jan. 19.


The motion to question Sheikh Sabah, who has been premier since late 2019, was submitted by three MPs on Jan. 5 in the first regular session of a new assembly that was elected last year.


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