Decree issued in Kuwait to form new government
Following the resignation of the government, a decree was issued to form a new government in Kuwait headed by Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
Kuwait's Government Communication Center announced on Sunday the issuance of a decree to form a new government headed by Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, with Badr Hamid Yousef Al-Mulla taking over the Ministry of Oil.
The Government Communication Center published the new cabinet formed of 15 ministers and ministers of state. Badr Hamid Yousef Al-Mulla was appointed as Minister of Oil and Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah took over the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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According to the decree, Abdullah Ali Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah was assigned to the Ministry of Defense.
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Early in October, the Kuwaiti government submitted its resignation to the Emir of the country Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The announcement was made by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, and the Acting Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, Mohammad Al-Fares, following an extraordinary cabinet session.
Last week, the Emir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, issued an Amiri Order appointing Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah as Prime Minister and entrusting him with nominating members of the new government.
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Earlier today, disagreement between the Kuwaiti government and the majority of the newly elected members of the National Assembly over the date of the first session of the new parliament intensified, with about forty deputies from the elected fifty-member assembly attending on Sunday in a session described as symbolic, without the presence of the government, the Emir or their representatives.
The first session was scheduled to begin on 11 October, but an Amiri decree postponed the session to 18 October. Observers saw it as a move to give the Prime Minister a greater chance of forming a government with the support of MPs, after the majority of them announced their rejection of the government he formed immediately after the elections.
The election was organized after the country's Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dissolved the previous parliament in an attempt to end a political standoff between the government and the legislature.
Opposition candidates scored considerable gains in the parliamentary election that took place on Thursday and saw 305 candidates, including 22 women.
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But the decree postponing the first session of parliament was considered by deputies and jurists in contravention of article 87 of the constitution, which imposes specific dates for the first session of parliament after the elections, while government supporters say that it is the prerogative of the Emir, according to the text of article 06 of the constitution, to postpone the sessions by one month, and this applies to the first session.
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