Inaugural Assembly session June 20

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CABINET RESIGNATION ACCEPTED … ASSIGNED AS CARETAKER

KUWAIT CITY, June 7: The Cabinet has forwarded to His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah a draft decree to inaugurate the first session of the National Assembly’s 17th legislative term on Tuesday, June 20.

Former Parliament Speaker and 2nd Constituency winner Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim with 6,661 votes celebrate with his supporters

Meanwhile, an Amiri order was issued, Wednesday, accepting the resignation of the government and assigning His Highness Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and his Cabinet to act as caretaker government. This order came within the framework and articles of the constitution and the National Assembly will be informed. Earlier, the Cabinet held an extraordinary session on Wednesday at Bayan Palace under chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Following the session, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Khaled Al-Fadhel said the ministers were briefed by First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Defense Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah as well as by Minister of Justice, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr. Amer Mohammad Ali Mohammad about the National Assembly elections and their results. Polls of the assembly’s 17th legislative term were held on Tuesday and final results of the polling were declared early today. The ministers expressed appreciation for the great efforts exerted by the judiciary, the public prosecution, personnel of the ministries of interior, justice, information, health, education, the municipality, NGOs and volunteers.

They also applauded the voters whose patriotism was translated through their participation in the process and congratulated winners of parliamentary seats, wishing them success in serving the homeland and the citizens. In line with provision 57 of the Constitution, the ministers examined the government resignation motion that would be submitted to His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah from His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

Moreover, His Highness the Prime Minister, personally and on behalf of the executives, expressed deep gratitude to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on their valuable confidence and significant support. He also lauded the ministers for their sincere efforts during the service. Voters in Kuwait returned most of their lawmakers to Parliament in the third election in as many years amid widespread frustration with the ongoing political gridlock, according to results released Wednesday.

Thirty-seven lawmakers kept their seats in the 50-member assembly following Tuesday’s election, the state-run KUNA news agency said. Official results of the recent parliamentary elections held Tuesday showed 24 percent change; compared to the 2022 results, as 38 members of the 2022 Parliament retained their seats while the number of new MPs reached 12. Only one female candidate emerged victorious — Jenan Bu Shehri who took the sixth spot in the Third Constituency with 5,048 votes.

Following are the winners in each constituency:

First Constituency: 1. Abdullah Jassim Al-Mudhaf: 5,815 votes; 2. Osama Zaid Al-Zaid: 4,570 votes; 3. Ahmad Haji Lari: 3,738 votes; 4. Khaled Marzouq Al-Amera: 3,575 votes; 5. Hassan Abdullah Jawhar: 3,560 votes; 6. Dawood Suleiman Marafi: 3,434 votes; 7. Issa Ahmad Al-Kanderi: 3,185 votes; 8. Hamad Mohammed Al- Madlej: 2,888 votes; 9. Osama Issa Al-Shaheen: 2,869 votes; 10. Adel Jassim Al-Damkhi: 2,731 votes.

Second Constituecy: 1. Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim: 6,661 votes; 2. Shuaib Ali Shaaban: 5,630 votes; 3- Abdullah Turki Al-Anbaei: 3,705 votes; 4. Falah Dhahi Al-Hajri: 3,265 votes; 5. Mohammed Barrak Al-Mutair: 3,091 votes; 6. Abdul Wahab Arif Al-Essa: 3,031 votes; 7. Bader Nashmi Al-Enezi: 2,752 votes; 8. Fahd Abdulaziz Al-Masoud: 2,652 votes; 9. Hamad Mohammed Al-Mutar: 2,432 votes; 10. Bader Hamed Al-Mulla: 2,360 votes.

Third Constituency: 1. Mohalhal Khaled Al-Mudhaf: 7,268 votes; 2. Ahmad Abdulaziz Al-Saadoun: 6,325 votes; 3. Abdulkarim Abdullah Al-Kandari: 5,878 votes; 4. Muhannad Talal Al-Sayer: 5,772 votes; 5. Abdulaziz Tariq Al-Saqoubi: 5,730 votes; 6. Jenan Bu Shehri: 5,048 votes; 7. Hamad Adel Al-Obeid: 4,815 votes; 8. Fares Saad Al-Otaibi: 4,796 votes; 9. Hamad Abdurrahman Al-Olayan: 4,782 votes; 10. Jarrah Khaled Al-Fouzan: 3,633 votes

Fourth Constituency: 1. Bader Sayyar Al-Shammari: 8,487 votes; 2. Mubarak Hummoud Al-Tasha: 8,376 votes; 3. Mutib Ayed Al-Thaydi: 7,721 votes; 4. Mohammad Awadh Al-Ruqaib: 7,196 votes; 5. Mohammad Hayef Al-Mutairi: 6,966 votes; 6. Mubarak Haif Al-Hajraf: 6,710 votes; 7. Abdullah Fahhad Al-Enizi: 6,567 votes; 8. Saad Ali Al-Rashidi: 6,228 votes; 9. Fayez Ghanem Al- Jomhour: 6,035 votes; 10. Shuaib Al-Muwaizri: 5, 873 votes.

Fifth Constituency: 1. Saud Abdulaziz Al-Asfour: 12,784 votes; 2. Hamdan Salem Al-Azmi: 10,863 votes; 3. Khaled Mohammad Al- Otaibi: 8,028 votes; 4. Hani Hussein Shams: 7,644 votes; 5. Marzouq Faleh Al-Habini: 6,775 votes ; 6. Fahad Falah Al-Azmi: 6,443 votes; 7. Abdulhadi Nasser Al-Ajmi: 6,341 votes; 8. Mohammad Hussein Al-Mahan (6,324) votes.; 9- Majed Musaed Al-Mutairi: 6,245 votes.; 10. Mohammad Hadi Al-Hewaila: 6,188 votes.

The First Constituency MPs changed by 10 percent with new MP Dawoud Marafi taking the sixth spot with 3,434; 30 percent in the Second Constituency with two new MPs — Badr Nashni Al-Anzi in seventh place (2,752 votes) and Fahd Al-Masoud in eighth place (2,652) while former Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim had a strong comeback, landing in first place with 6,661 votes.

The Third Constituency changed by 20 percent with new MPs Hamad Al-Elyan and Jarrah Al-Fawzan occupying the ninth and 10th places with 4,782 and 3,633 votes respectively. The Fourth Constituency recorded the highest percentage change at 40 percent with the victory of four new MPs — Badr Sayyar Al- Shemmari in first place with 8,355 votes; Meteb Raathan Al-Zaidi in third place with 7,570 votes; Muhammad Awadh Al-Regaib in fourth place with 7,175 votes and Fayez Al-Jomhour in ninth place with 6,007 votes The Fifth Constituency changed by 20 percent with the victory of new MPs — Fahd bin Jame’e in sixth place with 6,405 votes and Abdulhadi Nasser Al-Ajmi in eighth place with 6,320 votes.

The Islamic Constitutional Movement (ICM) took three Parliamentary seats through the victory of Osama Al-Shaheen, Hamad Al-Matar and Abdulaziz Al-Saqaabi. The SalafiMovement got three seats — Hamad Al-Obaid, Mubarak Al-Tasha and Fahd Al-Masoud; the Independent Islamist got six seats — Adel Al-Damkhi, Fayez Al-Jomhour, Hamdan Al-Azmi, Abdullah Al-Anbaie, Jarrah Al-Fawzan and Muhammad Al-Hewaila. On the other hand, the Peace and Justice Alliance lost its parliamentary seats as former MPs Khalil Al-Saleh and Saleh Ashour lost in the election.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Wednesday cables to candidates winning seats in the National Assembly, congratulating them on earning the Kuwaiti people’s trust. His Highness the Amir called on the winners of the 2023 elections to carry the responsibility of representing the people and diligently and realize their aspiration for a better future for Kuwait. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Wednesday a congratulatory cable from His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

In the cable, His Highness the Crown Prince congratulated His Highness the Amir on the success of the parliamentary poll. In reply, His Highness the Amir sent a cable to His Highness the Crown Prince thanking him for his sincere sentiments, evaluating national responsibility of citizens towards practicing their constitutional rights to select their candidates. His Highness the Amir also prayed to Allah the Almighty to maintain the dear homeland safe, secure, and stable. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables on Wednesday congratulating the candidates that won seats at the National Assembly during the elections, which occurred yesterday.

His Highness the Crown Prince wished the future MPs luck in their upcoming endeavor to represent the people of Kuwait. His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables on Wednesday to the winners of the ‘23 National Assembly elections. The cabinet congratulated on Wednesday the candidates who were voted in the National Assembly during the 2023 elections on Tuesday, wishing them utmost luck in their future endeavor. By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff and Agencies

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