Kuwait government submits resignation

The Kuwaiti government submitted its resignation to the country’s ruler on Monday, a government source said, deepening a political crisis in the major oil exporter and US ally.

By (Reuters)

Published: Mon 25 Jun 2012, 6:54 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 2:42 PM

The government’s move came just days after a court ruling annulled a February parliamentary election and restored the previous assembly.

At least seven governments have stepped down in recent years amid a persistent political deadlock.

The constitutional court’s ruling last week effectively dissolved parliament, after the February election had given Islamist-led opposition lawmakers a majority in the 50-seat assembly.

The court’s ruling also restored the previous assembly.

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