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Kuwait’s cabinet hands in resignation, new emir asks PM to prepare for election

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s new emir has asked the Gulf state’s cabinet to carry on its duties and prepare for parliamentary elections due this year after the prime minister handed in his government’s resignation, state news agency KUNA reported on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah met Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who assumed power last Wednesday, and as per the country’s constitution “submitted his resignation and that of his government to ensure ministerial responsibilities are held by those who enjoy the emir’s confidence,” KUNA said. It said Sheikh Nawaf expressed his full confidence in the current cabinet, which was formed last December.

News source ~ Arab News