Kuwaiti Ruler Accepts Government’s Resignation

Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Tuesday accepted the resignation submitted by the government a month ago.

State News Agency KUNA reported that the Crown Prince issued a decree assigning Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Hamad Al-Sabah to stay in a caretaker capacity.

Al-Sabah submitted his government’s resignation last month, making it the fourth in the past two years and finally it was accepted by the Crown Prince today.

The Kuwaiti ruler did not provide any reason for accepting the government’s resignation. However, on Monday, Kuwait’s legislative authority accused the current acting Prime Minister Al-Sabah of perceived corruption.     

Kuwait lawmakers have all power to summon the top officials, even the Prime Minister for questioning. have full authority to pass or block laws, and can also directly give no-condolence votes against senior officials.

At least 11 Kuwaiti governments resigned since 1985 and the lawmakers voted at least 16 ministries out of office during the span of time.

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