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Kuwait Emir accepts government’s resignation

Analysts say the resignation of the government will make way for a new cabinet after which fresh elections could be called by the emir, expected to take place after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which starts around July 19.

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July 1, 2012 5:06 by



Kuwait’s head of state has accepted the resignation of the government, state news agency KUNA said on Sunday, in a move that could help end a political crisis after a court ruling effectively dissolved parliament.

 

“An Emiri decree was issued, accepting the resignation of (the government of) Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah,” KUNA said.

 

Kuwait’s constitutional court last month effectively annulled the February election and reinstated the previous assembly, raising protests from Islamist-led opposition lawmakers who called the move a coup against the constitution.

 

(Reporting by Mahmoud Habboush in Dubai; Editing by Sami Aboudi)



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