Kuwait government resigns

14 November 2019
The move follows a week of renewed pressure on the cabinet

Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah tendered the resignation of the Kuwait government on 14 November.

According to a report by the official Kuwait News Agency (Kuna), government spokesman Tareq al-Mizrem said the prime minister tendered his cabinet resignation to the Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah "so he may be able to rearrange the government tasks."

The move follows a week of renewed pressure on the cabinet.

On 12 November, the Minister of Public Works and the Minister of State for Housing Jenan Ramadan announced her resignation at the National Assembly after 10 MPs filed a no-confidence motion against her.

“I announce my resignation, regrettably," she said. "Companies and influential people are stronger than [those in the] right."

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