Par­lia­ment Speaker eu­lo­gizes for­mer Con­stituent As­sem­bly MP

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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

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