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Kuwait government resigns, parliament dissolved
October 16, 2016, 3:52 pm

The government will resign over lack of cooperation with the parliament, according to reports

Reports are emerging that the government will resign today due to lack of cooperation with the parliament.

“The cabinet will resign shortly because of the non-cooperation with the parliament,” reported a local daily on its website.

“The government is currently holding an emergency meeting at Bayan Palace.”

Cabinet approves decree dissolving Parliament, refers it to His Highness Amir

The cabinet on Sunday approved a draft decree dissolving the National Assembly (Parliament), and referred it to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. 

The decision, taken in line with Article 107 of the Kuwaiti Constitution, was made during the cabinet's extraordinary meeting at Bayan Palace, chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

The ministers discussed the escalating developments in the region and the repercussions on all levels, besides the serious requirements to face them, considering their perils and mishaps, said Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah.

This has necessitated referring to the people, the source of all powers, to elect representatives who can express their orientations and expectations, and who can effectively take part in countering these challenges, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah added. Article 107 of the Kuwaiti Constitution provides that His Highness the Amir may dissolve the National Assembly by a decree in which the reasons for dissolution shall be indicated.

However, dissolution of the Assembly may not be repeated for the same reasons. In the event of dissolution, elections for the new Assembly shall be held within a period not exceeding two months from the date of dissolution.

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