Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Sabah re-appointed as PM to form Kuwaiti gov't
The appointment comes over one month after the previous government announced its resignation over a feud with the National Assembly.
Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Sabah was re-appointed by the Kuwaiti Crown Prince, Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, to form a new government more than one month after the former government resigned due to political rifts with the parliament, state news agency KUNA reported on Sunday.
Fiscal reforms, in addition to other bills regarding the Gulf country's economic policies, have caused tensions between the government and the National Assembly, leading the former to announce its resignation in January.
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The government submitted its resignation to the political leadership in the wake of the recent crisis with the National Assembly against the backdrop of popular laws, as well as the two interpellations directed at Finance Minister Abdul Wahhab Al-Rashid and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Barak Al-Shitan.
In attempts to defuse political tensions in the country, the crown prince, who took over the Emir's duties after the latter got sick, named Sheikh Ahmad as Prime Minister, announced dissolving the parliament and called for early elections, which then granted the opposition more gains in the government.
But the political crisis regained momentum after the assembly tried to pressure the government in October 2022 to pass a debt relief provision, which permits the government to buy the loans of Kuwaiti citizens and question two of the ministers, Finance Minister Abdul Wahhab Al-Rashid and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Barak Al-Shitan.
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