Kuwait Crown Prince issues decree dissolving parliament
The Kuwait News Agency confirms the issuance of an Emiri decree to dissolve the Kuwaiti National Assembly.
The Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported Tuesday that Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued a decree to dissolve the parliament, known as the National Assembly.
In his decree, Al-Sabah explained that "To rectify the political scene involving lack of harmony and cooperation, in addition to differences, conflicts, personal interests, failure to accept others, practices and behaviors that undermine national unity, it was a must to resort to the people who represent the destiny, extension, survival, and existence so that they could rectify the path in a way that serves their supreme interests."
According to KUNA, the Crown Prince "made the decision upon an Amiri Decree dated on November 15, 2021, delegating him some constitutional powers."
Kuwait Crown Prince dissolves parliament - decree#KUNA #KUWAIT— Kuwait News Agency - English Feed (@kuna_en) August 2, 2022
The decree included that the National Assembly shall be dissolved based on the proposal of the Prime Minister and after the approval of the Council of Ministers.
Earlier, the Kuwaiti Crown Prince received at Bayan Palace the country's new Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and members of his cabinet to take the constitutional oath.
On Monday, an Amiri decree was issued to form a new government headed by Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, comprising 12 ministers.
On July 24, the Emir of Kuwait, Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, issued an Emiri order appointing Lieutenant-General Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah as Prime Minister.
Last May, an Emiri order was issued accepting the resignation of Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah and members of his cabinet.