Kuwaits’ Prime Minister Assumes Deputy Amir Position Through Constitutional Oath

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, during the extraordinary parliamentary session on Monday, took the oath as the Deputy of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. His Highness the Prime Minister, as he was performing the swearing-in, pledged to respect the Constitution, and the State laws, safeguard the freedoms, interests, and funds of the people of Kuwait, as well as the homeland independence, territorial sanctity, and be faithful to His Highness the Amir. An Amiri Decree issued on Wednesday appointed His Highness the Prime Minister as the Deputy Amir throughout the latter presence abroad. The Amiri Decree would remain effective until appointing a new Crown Prince. The Deputy Amir’s oath-taking is carried out according to Article 63 of the Constitution which states that he swears in before embarking on executing his jurisdictions in an extraordinary session of the National Assembly, as stipulated by the Constitution’s Article 60. When the parliament cannot convene, the oath-taking is performed before His Highness the Amir.

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