Kuwait

PM and Cabinet resign


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Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah and his Cabinet have resigned following corruption allegations which have refused to go away.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah the Emir of Kuwait has accepted the resignations but has asked the Cabinet to remain as a caretaker government for the time being.

There have been seven reshuffles of the Cabinet since Sheikh Nasser became prime minister in 2006 and earlier this year three ministers resigned to avoid parliamentary questions over corruption. Sheikh Nasser has also survived three no-confidence motions.

It is likely that the parliament will be suspended until a new Cabinet can be formed which could take up to three months.

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