Chronol­ogy of govt res­ig­na­tions at back­drop of grilling mo­tions

Kuwait Times - - Local -

KUWAIT: His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah yes­ter­day sub­mit­ted the res­ig­na­tion of his cabi­net to His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. His High­ness the Amir is­sued an Amiri Or­der ac­cept­ing the res­ig­na­tion, whereby the pre­mier and min­is­ters will pro­ceed amid ur­gent cir­cum­stances as a care­taker cabi­net, pend­ing the for­ma­tion of a new cabi­net.

The gov­ern­ment res­ig­na­tion came at the back­drop of a non-con­fi­dence mo­tion filed by 10 MPs against Min­is­ter of State for Cabi­net Af­fairs and Act­ing In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Ab­dul­lah AlMubarak Al-Sabah, at the end of a day-long grilling ses­sion. The fol­low­ing is a chronol­ogy of res­ig­na­tions sub­mit­ted by the Kuwaiti cabi­net after MPs filed no-con­fi­dence mo­tions against the Pre­mier or min­is­ters:

In Jan­uary 2001, the cabi­net of Crown prince and Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Saad AlAb­dul­lah Al-Salim Al-Sabah re­signed two days after MP Hus­sein Al-Qal­laf re­quested the in­ter­pel­la­tion of Min­is­ter of Jus­tice and Min­is­ter of Awqaf and Is­lamic Af­fairs Dr Saad Al-Hashel. In March 2007, His High­ness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed AlSabah sub­mit­ted the res­ig­na­tion of his cabi­net, a day be­fore a no-con­fi­dence ses­sion that fol­lowed in­ter­pel­la­tion of Min­is­ter of Health Sheikh Ah­mad Al-Ab­dul­lah. The grilling was sub­mit­ted by MPs Dr Waleed AlTa­batabaie, Ja­maan Al-Har­bash and Ah­mad Al-Sha­houmi.

In Novem­ber 2008, His High­ness the Pre­mier Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed AlAhmed Al-Sabah’s cabi­net re­signed after three MPs filed a grilling mo­tion against the Prime Min­is­ter. An Amiri Or­der was is­sued on De­cem­ber 14, 2008 ac­cept­ing the res­ig­na­tion. The gov­ern­ment, led by is His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, re­signed in March, 2009, two weeks after three grilling mo­tions filed by MPs against the Pre­mier. Two days after the res­ig­na­tion was ac­cepted, an Amiri De­cree dis­solved the National As­sem­bly, con­sti­tu­tion­ally.

In March 2011, His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed AlAhmed Al-Sabah’s cabi­net re­signed fol­low­ing grilling mo­tions filed against Min­is­ter of Hous­ing and De­vel­op­ment Sheikh Ah­mad AlFahd, Min­is­ter of Oil and Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion Sheikh Ah­mad Al-Ab­dul­lah and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Dr Mo­ham­mad AlSabah. In Novem­ber 2011, His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah sub­mit­ted the res­ig­na­tion of his cabi­net, less than two weeks after three MPs filed an in­ter­pel­la­tion against the Pre­mier. Few days later, an Amiri Or­der dis­solved the National As­sem­bly, con­sti­tu­tion­ally.

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