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Needed is a government that can stand up to Parliament

THE outcome of the 2016 National Assembly election was unusual; considering the huge voter turnout and variety of winners, especially the youth, making this election akin to a referendum. This ‘referendum’ was on national alternatives over factional and personal interests that coated previous Parliaments which caused several problems and Kuwait …

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Al-Hashem critical of previous Parliament

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: The performance of dissolved Parliament was not on par with the ambitions and expectations of Kuwaiti people, said former MP Safa Al-Hashem who is contesting the National Assembly polls from the Third Election Constituency. For example, she said the State’s financial resources were not disbursed through …

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Amiri decree dissolves Parliament – Poll within 60 days

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: The Cabinet finalized a decree on the dissolution of the National Assembly in an emergency meeting at Bayan Palace on Sunday. HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah then submitted the decree to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah who …

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Kuwait ruler dissolves parliament – official news agency

KUWAIT, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Kuwait’s emir ordered the dissolution of parliament on Sunday, saying regional developments and “security challenges” meant the national assembly should choose fresh representatives. The order was contained in a decree by Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah published by the Gulf Arab state’s official KUNA state news …

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DOORS CLOSED FOR HEARING OF STATE’S FINANCIAL STATUS – Legislators vote to stiffen election law

KUWAIT CITY, June 22: The Parliament approved, in its special session on Wednesday, three bills on amending National Assembly Election Law No. 35/1962. The proposals include adding a paragraph to Article Two to read as follows: “A citizen convicted of offending God, the Prophets (Peace Be Upon Them) or the …

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Amir opens new Assembly building – Nod to naturalization

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronized and attended on Tuesday the opening ceremony of the new Sabah Al-Ahmad building at the National Assembly. His Highness the Amir was received upon arrival by National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and members of Parliament Office …

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Stop your nonsense

WHEN they were part of the National Assembly they pretended to be the supporters of freedoms, development, reforms and protectors of the rights of the people. But once they lost their green seats following the nullification of the Parliament, they looked upon it as an unworthy authority. They even accused …

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Late MP’s seat to be declared vacant Jan 12 – Panel following up executive bylaws issued on laws ratified

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 27: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim said the seat of the late MP Nabil Al-Fadel will be declared vacant on Jan 12, explaining the late MP’s obituary was not announced in the previous session because the official documents like death certificate and others were not yet …

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Al-Fadel passes on in line of duty – MPs mourn demise of colleague

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22: MP Nabil Nouri Al-Fadel died during the regular parliamentary session on Tuesday. Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim announced Al-Fadel’s demise, saying the latter lost consciousness inside the Assembly Hall while the session was ongoing. He adjourned the session until Jan 12, 2016. Medical emergency team and Ministry …

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MPs discuss setting of priorities

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 30: The chairpersons of parliamentary committees discussed Monday the mechanism to determine priorities for the current legislative term, says Priorities Committee Chairman MP Yusuf Al-Zalzalah. National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim called for a meeting between the chairpersons of parliamentary committees to talk about the priorities but …

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