Left Menu
Development News Edition

Kuwait Prime Minister resigns along with his government


Kuwait Prime Minister resigns along with his government
Tareq Al-Mizrem, government official spokesperson. Image Credit: Wikipedia

Kuwait's Prime Minister Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah has submitted the resignation of his government to the Gulf Arab state's ruler, a government spokesman said in a statement on Thursday.

Cabinet resignations in Kuwait happen frequently when elected lawmakers are set to question or submit a no-confidence vote against senior government officials. The emir still has to accept the resignation in order for it to be final. He would then request a new cabinet to be formed.

The resignation came after Kuwaiti lawmakers on Tuesday submitted a motion for a no-confidence vote against Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah, who is a senior member of the ruling Al Sabah family.

Lawmakers had questioned Sheikh Khalid over alleged abuse of power, charges he rejected. The country's public works minister resigned on Friday after being grilled by parliament about flood damage in the desert country following heavy rainfall.

Kuwait, a U.S.-allied OPEC producer, has the most open political system in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, with a parliament that has the power to pass legislation and question ministers. The government is headed by a prime minister selected by the emir, who has the final say in state matters. Senior posts are occupied by ruling family members.

Frictions between the cabinet and parliament have led to frequent reshuffles or the dissolution of parliament.

(With inputs from agencies.)


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

JNU Administration's 100-meter challenge before JNUSU

For the first time in its history, Jawaharlal Nehru University JNU Administration is seeking permanent deployment of local police to keep protesting students at 100 meters away from the Administrative Block. It would be interesting to see h...

Sentiment Analysis of Twitter users during COP25: Governments losing trust on Climate Action

Sentiment analysis of Twitter users during COP25 in Madrid, being held from December 2-13, shows widespread fear on climate change due to global warming but almost no trust on governments in meeting the emission targets. In the analysis the...

These innovators are making humanitarian response more efficient

These alarming trends prompt a call for the world to not only address the ongoing crisis but also to adopt innovative approaches to fulfill the growing humanitarian needs in such emergencies. ...

Hyderabad Encounter: A sentiment analysis of public mood on day of encounter

Sentiment analysis of twitter users revealed that they showered salutes on Hyderabad police for eliminating alleged gang rapists of the veterinary doctor but only a few believe in cops version of successive events leading to encounter....

Videos

Latest News

Tasnim clinches gold, silver for Tara at U-17 & U-15 Asia Junior C'ships

Indian shuttler Tasnim Mir clinched her maiden U-15 womens singles title at the U-17 U-15 Asia Junior Championships after outshining compatriot Tara Shah in the finals here on Sunday. In an all-India summit clash, both the young shuttlers ...

Jamia students, locals protest against citizenship law

Students of Jamia Millia Islamia and locals protested at Jamia Nagar in Delhi on Sunday against the amended Citizenship Act. Delhi Traffic Police tweeted that vehicle movement was closed from Okhla Underpass to Sarita Vihar due to the demon...

BJP asks Sena to choose between power and Savarkar

BJP spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain on Sunday said the country will never forgive Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for insulting Veer Savarkar and asked the Shiv Sena to choose between power and the freedom fighter. Talking to reporters here, Huss...

These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm

These are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm. DEL6 JK-NC-PM NC asks PM to initiate direct dialogue with people of J-K Jammu The National Conference on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a direct dia...

Give Feedback