Last Update 22:51
Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Kuwaiti Cabinet resigns

AP , Sunday 16 Oct 2016
Views: 1032
Views: 1032

Kuwait's Cabinet has resigned and its parliament has been dissolved over a "lack of cooperation," setting the stage for early elections.

Kuwait's state-run television and news agency made the announcement Sunday after an emergency government meeting.

Kuwait, a major oil producer and a stalwart U.S. ally, held its last parliamentary election in 2013. In that race for the 50-seat legislative body, some Islamist groups and opposition boycotted the vote.

Ahead of the 2013 poll, Kuwait still faced lingering unrest from the Arab Spring and voted in a largely pro-government group of lawmakers.

In this coming election, Kuwait faces the squeeze of low global oil prices. Government-subsidized gasoline prices have been raised and other benefits have been cut, leading to growing dissent.

Search Keywords:
Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.