4 months after its formation, the Kuwaiti government submitted its resignation amid a crisis with the National Assembly

4 months after its formation, the Kuwaiti government submitted its resignation amid a crisis with the National Assembly Kuwaiti Prime Minister Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah announced his government's submission of its resignation to the country's Crown Prince, Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, amid an escalating crisis with the National Assembly and on the eve of its consideration of two interpellations against two ministers in it.  The Kuwaiti government, headed by Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, announced on Monday evening that it had submitted its resignation to the country's Crown Prince, Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.  This came, according to a statement by the Kuwaiti Cabinet, after a meeting in Seif Palace in the capital, Kuwait, for the government to resign 4 months after its last formation, amid an escalating crisis with the National Assembly (parliament) and on the eve of its consideration of two interpellations against two ministers in it.  And the statement stated, "Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah informed the cabinet during today's council meeting that the government's letter of resignation had been submitted to the Crown Prince."  The prime minister attributed his submission of the letter of resignation to "the state of the relationship between the executive and legislative authorities," expressing "the wisdom of the Crown Prince, who is accustomed to taking what he sees as achieving the supreme interest of the country," according to the same statement.  There was no immediate comment from the National Assembly on this matter, while the Crown Prince is expected to be informed of the resignation in order to issue a decision rejecting or accepting it, and for the government to continue to conduct business until another nomination.  The local newspaper, Al-Qabas, reported earlier on Monday that "the government is submitting its resignation to the political leadership," without government comment.  And the newspaper reported, quoting unnamed informed sources on Sunday, that "the government is sticking to its position regarding returning the reports of the Finance Committee to the committees without commitments, and withdrawing the two interpellations listed on Tuesday's session, directed to Finance Minister Abdel Wahhab Al-Rashid and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Barak Al-Shitan."  The crisis between the executive and legislative authorities in Kuwait began on January 10, after the government withdrew from a parliamentary session, after a dispute over its refusal to approve "financial burdens" related to the "dropping citizens' loans" crisis, which the parliamentarians refused to request to return it to the committees for consensus.  The government affirmed that "the proposed law to purchase loans (consumer and installments from some citizens), which amounts to more than 14 billion dinars (about 46 billion dollars), violates the principle of justice and equality." Tuesday.  The issue of dropping loans, which unofficial estimates say affects about 500,000 Kuwaitis, is a crisis that renews annually between parliament and the government, and it was raised from the 2019 to 2022 councils, without approval.  There were governmental-parliamentary disputes in 2022, which led to the resignation of the government and the dissolution of the National Assembly, and the Emir and his Crown Prince issued directives to them in more than one speech on the importance of consensus between the two chambers in order to achieve the interests of citizens.

Kuwaiti Prime Minister Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah announced his government's submission of its resignation to the country's Crown Prince, Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, amid an escalating crisis with the National Assembly and on the eve of its consideration of two interpellations against two ministers in it.

The Kuwaiti government, headed by Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, announced on Monday evening that it had submitted its resignation to the country's Crown Prince, Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

This came, according to a statement by the Kuwaiti Cabinet, after a meeting in Seif Palace in the capital, Kuwait, for the government to resign 4 months after its last formation, amid an escalating crisis with the National Assembly (parliament) and on the eve of its consideration of two interpellations against two ministers in it.

And the statement stated, "Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah informed the cabinet during today's council meeting that the government's letter of resignation had been submitted to the Crown Prince."

The prime minister attributed his submission of the letter of resignation to "the state of the relationship between the executive and legislative authorities," expressing "the wisdom of the Crown Prince, who is accustomed to taking what he sees as achieving the supreme interest of the country," according to the same statement.

There was no immediate comment from the National Assembly on this matter, while the Crown Prince is expected to be informed of the resignation in order to issue a decision rejecting or accepting it, and for the government to continue to conduct business until another nomination.

The local newspaper, Al-Qabas, reported earlier on Monday that "the government is submitting its resignation to the political leadership," without government comment.

And the newspaper reported, quoting unnamed informed sources on Sunday, that "the government is sticking to its position regarding returning the reports of the Finance Committee to the committees without commitments, and withdrawing the two interpellations listed on Tuesday's session, directed to Finance Minister Abdel Wahhab Al-Rashid and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Barak Al-Shitan."

The crisis between the executive and legislative authorities in Kuwait began on January 10, after the government withdrew from a parliamentary session, after a dispute over its refusal to approve "financial burdens" related to the "dropping citizens' loans" crisis, which the parliamentarians refused to request to return it to the committees for consensus.

The government affirmed that "the proposed law to purchase loans (consumer and installments from some citizens), which amounts to more than 14 billion dinars (about 46 billion dollars), violates the principle of justice and equality." Tuesday.

The issue of dropping loans, which unofficial estimates say affects about 500,000 Kuwaitis, is a crisis that renews annually between parliament and the government, and it was raised from the 2019 to 2022 councils, without approval.

There were governmental-parliamentary disputes in 2022, which led to the resignation of the government and the dissolution of the National Assembly, and the Emir and his Crown Prince issued directives to them in more than one speech on the importance of consensus between the two chambers in order to achieve the interests of citizens.
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