Emir of Kuwait accepts resignation of Government one month after formation

Emir of Kuwait accepts resignation of Government one month after formation

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El emir de Kuwait, Nawaf al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah.

Riyadh, Jan 18 (EFE) .- The Emir of Kuwait, Nawaf al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah, accepted on Monday the resignation of the Executive of Prime Minister Sabah al Khaled, formed just over a month ago, due to tensions between the Government and Parliament, which recently approved to disapprove the head of the Cabinet.

The state news agency KUNA said today that the Emir of Kuwait accepted “the resignation of His Excellency Prime Minister Sabah al Khaled, and his ministers, who will continue in office until the formation of a new government.”
This comes after the Kuwaiti ministers submitted their resignation to Al Khaled last week, who later announced their withdrawal and that of the entire Executive to the emir.

The resignation of the Government occurred when a month had not yet passed since his appointment, on December 14, nine days after legislative elections in which the opposition went from occupying 16 seats to 24 of the 50 that make up Parliament .
In addition, a few weeks ago the Legislature approved, by a majority of 38 votes, a kind of motion of no confidence in the prime minister.
Among the reasons for the tension between the Executive and Parliament is the problem of corruption, which has been dragging on from the previous cabinets.

It also counts the opposition of a good part of the deputies to the attempts of the Executive to impose more taxes on the Kuwaitis, something that until now had been avoided thanks to the oil revenues.
Precisely the economic deterioration caused mainly by the fall in oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic has been, along with corruption, another cause of the discontent that led to the results of the December elections.
Al Khaled was appointed prime minister in December 2019 by the former Kuwaiti emir, Sabah al Ahmad al Sabah (now deceased), amid a political crisis over corruption scandals that had led to the resignation of his predecessor, Jaber al Mubarak. .

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