Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah
Position: Prime Minister
Biography: Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah was sworn in as Kuwait’s seventh prime minister in December 2011. He took over from Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammed al-Sabah, the emir’s nephew, who resigned following allegations of corruption levelled by the opposition in parliament.
Sheikh Jaber previously served as supervisor of administrative affairs in Amiri Diwan from 1968, before becoming the department’s director in 1975. Since then, he has worked in a number of ministries, including the Social Affairs and Labour Ministry.
Following the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation in 1992, Sheikh Jaber was appointed adviser to the office of the late emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, a position he served in until 2001. Prior to his current position, he was named first deputy prime minister and defence minister in 2007. One of his first actions as prime minister was to dissolve parliament in December 2011. Kuwait held fresh elections to the 50-member parliament in February.
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