Kuwait re-appoints PM in new government following elections

The prime minister's previous government resigned following parliamentary elections earlier this month

By Reuters

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Kuwaitis gathering around a feast hosted by newly-elected Kuwaiti MP Fahad bin Jamea to celebrate his victory in the National Assembly elections in Kuwait City. — AFP file
Kuwaitis gathering around a feast hosted by newly-elected Kuwaiti MP Fahad bin Jamea to celebrate his victory in the National Assembly elections in Kuwait City. — AFP file

Published: Tue 13 Jun 2023, 11:57 PM

Kuwait's crown prince re-appointed Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al Sabah as prime minister and asked him to name a new Cabinet, state news agency Kuna reported on Tuesday citing an emiri decree.

The prime minister's previous government resigned following parliamentary elections earlier this month.


A long-running standoff between the government and the elected parliament has hampered efforts by the wealthy Gulf Arab oil producer to push through fiscal reforms, including a debt law allowing Kuwait to tap international markets.



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