Parliament Speaker eulogizes former Constituent Assembly MP
KUWAIT: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali AlGhanem expressed yesterday deep sorrow and grief over the death of the iconic parliamentary personality Yousef Khaled Al-Mekhled Al-Mutairi, the former member of the Constituent Assembly-the first legislative body to be formed in the country.
The deceased was one of prominent Kuwaiti figures who loved their country and served it sincerely, Ghanem said in a statement, emphasizing Mekhled’s unforgettable services for Kuwait. History will always remember Mekhled’s persistent efforts and hard work for his country, he said, noting his demise “is a loss for Kuwait for his long record of national and political services for the homeland.
Mekhled, one of Kuwait’s veteran legislators, passed away yesterday. The deceased was an iconic parliamentary personality who had worked with fellow activists, many years ago, for laying the country’s basis of democracy and ‘constitutional life.’
One of his major initial political activities was his participation in the formation of the “constituent council,” following Kuwait’s Independence. He had served in up to five legislative assemblies. Mekhled, born in Sharq in 1923, was a member of the first legislative body, the “constituent council” between 1962 and 1963. When the National Assembly (the Parliament) was established replacing the council, Mekhled served as member in the 1963-1967, 1967-1970, 19711975, 1975-1976 and 1985-1986 legislative terms. — KUNA
The late Yousef Khaled AlMekhled Al-Mutairi