Kuwait: Emir dissolves National Assembly "to safeguard the security and stability of the nation
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Email
  • Whatsapp
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah ordered the dissolution of the Kuwait National Assembly on March 18 and promised to initiate measures to elect a new parliament through a fresh election within two months. The decision came after a high level meeting of the senior al-Sabah family members. The meeting also decided that Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah be the next Prime Minister of the country, and urged the outgoing Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah to continue to lead the caretaker cabinet until the new government was formed.

    The Emir earlier criticised the Members of Parliament for misusing constitutional powers and hindering the development of the country. He also alleged that the behaviour of the members was negatively impacting on the Kuwaiti people and that the decision to dissolve the National Assembly was taken "to safeguard the security and stability of the nation1."