KUWAIT, Dec 11 (KUNA) — MP Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim was on Sunday elected Speaker of the National Assembly.
MP Hamad Al-Harshani, who presided over the first session of the parliament’s 15th Legislative Term as the oldest legislator, said that Al-Ghanim received 48 votes, as his two rivals Abdullah Al-Roumi and Shoeib Al-Muizir had nine and eight votes respectively.
The election of the Speaker was conducted in line with Article 92 of the Kuwait Constitution and Article 28 of the National Assembly bylaw which both provide that the National Assembly elects at its first sitting, and for the duration of its term, a President and a Deputy President from amongst the members.
Born in 1968, Al-Ghani, earned a BA in mechanical engineering and held the post of Boubyan Petrochemicals chairman. He was also a board member at the Egypt Kuwait Holding Company, the Building Materials Co. and Global Telecom.
Elected MP in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and also in 2012, Al-Ghanim was Speaker of the 2013 parliament.