Standfirst: Six key figures in Kuwait’s politics

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah


Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah has been the head of the Al-Sabah family and ruled Kuwait since

Jpower by parliament on health grounds after only nine days in poweranuary 2006. He succeeded Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Salim al-Sabah, who was voted out of

Al-Sabah family


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Sheikh Sabah was proclaimed emir and unanimously elected by Kuwait’s parliament, the National Assembly. Previously, he had served as prime minister since 2003. Sheikh Sabah has served in a number of ministerial positions