Cabinet resigns


Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah submitted the resignation of the Cabinet to the Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, yesterday in accordance with the Kuwaiti constitution.

Following the election last Thursday, where the opposition made large gains, the Emir now has two weeks in which to appoint a new Cabinet prior to the new National Assembly meeting on 15th February. The current Cabinet will remain on as a caretaker government until new ministers are in post.

Opposition leader and three times former speaker, Ahmad Al-Saadoun, is the most likely candidate to become the new Speaker, although he is being challenged by a liberal MP, Mohammad Al-Saqer and a pro-government MP Ali Al-Rashed.

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