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New Kuwait PM Sabah Al Khalid, cabinet sworn in


Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah arrives to attend a parliament session at the National Assembly in Kuwait City.

Gulf Today Report

Kuwait’s prime minister and his cabinet swore-in and took the constitutional oath at the start of National Assembly’s ordinary session on Tuesday, to commence work within the assembly according to article (91) of the constitution.

A number of parliament members walked away from the session, in protest to government’s constitutional oath procedures.

Article 91 of the constitution states that before taking up his functions at the assembly or at its committees, a member of the National Assembly shall, at a public meeting of the assembly, take the constitutional oath.

An Emiri order on Nov.23 decreed the appointment of Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah as Prime Minister and tasked him with forming new cabinet.

Last Tuesday, an Emiri decree was issued appointing the new cabinet of 15 ministers, Headed by Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah.

On Nov.14, 2021, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah accepted the previous government’s resignation, about a week after the latter resigned.

On Nov.23, Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah issued an order on behalf of the emir to appoint Sheikh Sabah as prime minister and assign him to form a new government. Kuwait formed a new government led by the prime minister on Dec.28.

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