Kuwait's Cabinet resigns following months of confrontations with Parliament

Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah’s consecutive governments had struggled with political feuds with Parliament

Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah speaks during a Parliament session at the Kuwait National Assembly in Kuwait City. EPA

Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Sabah handed his Cabinet’s resignation to the country’s crown prince on Tuesday, state news agency, Kuna, said.

Sheikh Sabah’s consecutive governments have been struggling with political feuds with the new parliament.

The prime minister has formed a government three times in a little more than a year - in December 2020, March 2021 and December 2021 - and resigned twice in January 2021 and in November 2021.

Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmad Al Sabah met on Monday with Sheikh Sabah and Speaker Marzouq Al Ghanim at his palace.

The Cabinet’s resignation comes after 10 MPs filed a motion of “non-co-opera­tion” against Sheikh Sabah in Parlia­ment last week.

They accused him of “a lack of co-operation with the legisla­tive authority”.

Updated: April 05, 2022, 6:44 PM