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Amir of Kuwait accepts government resignation

His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, accepted the resignation of His Highness the Prime Minister, Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Al-Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, and the ministers on Sunday. An Amiri Order signed by His Highness the Amir accepted the government’s resignation and instructed them to act as caretakers until the formation of a new Cabinet. The National Assembly will be informed of this order and it will be published in the official gazette.

Additionally, His Highness the Amir signed a decree on Sunday calling for the National Assembly to convene on Wednesday, April 17. This decree will also be notified to the National Assembly and published in the official gazette.

The government, in an extraordinary meeting on Saturday, approved a draft decree summoning the National Assembly to hold its first meeting of the 18th legislative term on April 17.

His Highness the Amir also held receptions for former National Assembly Speakers, Ahmed Al-Saadoun and Marzouq Al-Ghanim, as part of ongoing consultations for forming a new government.

In other news, MP-elect Bader Al-Dahoum announced that the coordinative meeting of newly elected MPs will be held on April 14, 2024, in the National Assembly building. This meeting, facilitated by the Coordinative Committee for the 2023 Assembly, aims to set the agenda for the upcoming legislative round, which is two months before the annual parliamentary recess. However, the election of the Assembly speaker and deputy speaker will not be discussed during this meeting.

MP-elect Saud Al-Asfour stated that the Coordinative Committee for the 2023 Assembly will continue its coordination tasks until a new committee is formed, preparing for the meeting scheduled for April 14.

Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ahmed Al-Saadoun, declared his candidacy for the position of Speaker of the National Assembly. Additionally, MP Fahd Falah bin Jamea announced his bid for the presidency of the National Assembly.

MP-elect Jenan Bushehri revealed her plan to vie for the deputy speaker seat, aiming to improve relations between the executive and legislative authorities, enhance communication between the Assembly and His Highness the Amir, and foster compromise between MPs and ministers.

MP-elect Osama Al-Zaid announced his support for Ahmed Al-Saadoun as Speaker of the National Assembly and stated that he is still undecided regarding the deputy speaker position. He also mentioned the possibility of filing a grilling motion against the next prime minister if certain ministers remain in the government.

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