Monday 22 October 2018

Kuwait cabinet set to resign on Monday

KUWAIT, October 26, 2017

The Kuwaiti cabinet is set to resign on Monday amid efforts by opposition MPs to go after ministers over allegations of mismanagement, said a report.

The imminent resignation comes after the questioning of the Cabinet Affairs Minister and Acting Information Minister Shaikh Mohammed Al Abdulla at the National Assembly, reported The National.

In what was a dramatic start to the new parliamentary session, MPs grilled the minister of state for cabinet affairs and acting information minister Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al Mubarak on Tuesday over the government's alleged failure to abide by the national budget and to implement legislation.

National Assembly Speaker Marzooq Al Ghanim said that the government will unlikely attend the parliamentary session on November 1 during which MPs will vote on a motion of no-confidence against Al Abdulla.

He said that the Amir of Kuwait Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al-Jaber Al Sabah has not informed him officially that the National Assembly will also be dissolved, stated the report.

The development comes less than a year after the government was formed, it added.

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