MPs asked to convene on October 20
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 1: The Council of Ministers sent a letter to the National Assembly, asking for withdrawal of the request to terminate the parliamentary term.
The Cabinet also forwarded Decree No. 136/2020, requesting the Assembly to convene for the fifth supplementary term on Oct 20, 2020.
The Cabinet took this decision is in view of the passing of HH the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Earlier this week, the Cabinet had made a written request to end the parliamentary sitting.
In its latest request, the Cabinet has asked the top lawmaker to consider the previous request null and void, and to reconvene a complementary sitting for the National Assembly on Oct 20, according to the report. No explanation has been given for the new request, Al Rai reports.
On Tuesday, Kuwait announced a 40-day mourning and shut the state institutions for three days following the death of Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. While no exact date has been set for new parliamentary elections in Kuwait, they are expected to be held in November or early December.
By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff and Agencies