Kuwait cabinet resigns after disputes with parliament

Kuwaiti parliament members attend a session of the National Assembly at its headquarters in Kuwait City on Jan 10, 2023. (YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)

KUWAIT CITY – Kuwait cabinet resigned on Monday after disputes with opposition-led parliament.

Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf al-Ahmed Al-Sabah submitted the cabinet's resignation to Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the official KUNA news agency said.

The resignation was sparked by a deadlock between the executive and the legislative authority, KUNA cited the cabinet's statement, without elaborating.

Parliament had been scheduled to convene on Tuesday.

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The outgoing cabinet, which was sworn in in October, was the sixth in three years in Kuwait. In September, Kuwait held its sixth election in a decade, forming an opposition-led parliament.