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Kuwait emir warns critics as protest-hit parliament opens

Dec 16 2012
Kuwait
Source: 
al Arabiya

Kuwait’s ruler opened the country’s new parliament on Sunday in the face of months of street protests and political unrest, warning critics he would not accept lawless behavior and chaos on the streets.

Security forces had set up barriers that stopped several hundred opposition activists - a small crowd by Kuwaiti standards - approaching the building overnight to continue their demonstrations against what they see as a rubber-stamp assembly.

Kuwait’s parliament to convene on December 16

Dec 04 2012
Kuwait
Source: 
Gulf News

Kuwait’s new parliament will hold its first session on December 16, two weeks after the elections were held despite calls by the opposition to boycott them.

Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah has launched consultations with former parliament speakers and former premier Shaikh Nasser Al Mohammad on the name of the prime minister amid speculations that Shaikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Sabah would be asked to remain at the position he has held since late last year.

Kuwait Cabinet quits in post-election formality – Opposition to stage post-election demo

Dec 03 2012
Kuwait
Source: 
Kuwait Times

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah yesterday accepted the resignation of the Cabinet submitted by Prime Minsiter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah in a measure required under the constitution.

The Amir asked the premier and other ministers to continue as a care-taker government until the new Cabinet is formed. Under Kuwaiti law, the Cabinet must resign after the announcement of the parliamentary election results and a new Cabinet must be formed before the National Assembly holds its first session which must be within two weeks of the results.

Observers praise Kuwait for fair, transparent elections – Important phase in Kuwait history

Dec 02 2012
Kuwait
Source: 
Kuwait Times

A team of international observers, which was invited by the Kuwait Transparency Society (KTS) to Kuwait to observe the Dec 1 elections, finished its report and made certain recommendations which were made public yesterday by the Ministry of Information.

The Undersecretary of Ministry of Information, Sheikh Salman Al-Homoud Al- Sabah, expressed his satisfaction at the conduct of elections that reflected the functioning democracy in Kuwait.

Win for minorities in controversial Kuwait elections

Dec 02 2012
Kuwait
Source: 
Gulf News

Kuwait’s boycott-hit elections on Sunday registered a 40 per cent turnout, with minorities making significant gains and both the government and the opposition claiming victory.

Minorities and previously under-represented groups made significant gains following a controversial emergency decree issued by the emir that reduced the number of candidates a voter can elect from four to one.

MoI authorizes opposition demo – Court won’t rule on electoral decree

Nov 27 2012
Kuwait
Source: 
Kuwait Times

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry yesterday issued a permit to the organizers of the opposition demonstration on Friday, one day before the Dec 1 election. The opposition has decided to stage the demonstration in protest against holding the election on the basis of the amended electoral law. Interior Ministry spokesman Col Adel Al-Hashash told a press conference yesterday that the ministry issued the permit after it found that the application submitted by the organizers met the conditions set by the ministry, mainly that the demonstration must be peaceful.

Young Kuwaitis restless in welfare haven

Nov 24 2012
Kuwait
Source: 
Gulf News

why are thousands of young Kuwaitis so dissatisfied?

Kuwait City: They enjoy scholarships, secure jobs and generous salaries at a time when so many young people around the world have dim prospects and are underemployed. So why are thousands of young Kuwaitis so dissatisfied?

The answer, for Abdullah Ashkanani, who like more than half of Kuwaitis is under 25, is about fairness and the freedom to speak out.

Opposition steps up boycott campaign. Chief blasts Awazem candidates. Six young tweeters arrested

Nov 14 2012
Kuwait
Source: 
Kuwait Times

The opposition decided yesterday to launch a campaign in all the five constituencies to boycott the Dec 1 general elections after it said that its boycott of candidate registration had been very successful. Speaking after a meeting of former opposition MPs and youth activists, former MP Jamaan Al-Harbash said that it has been decided that former lawmakers will coordinate in each constituency with youth activists to call on people to boycott the ballots.

Assembly dissolution under scrutiny – Experts debate decree amid conflicting views

Oct 06 2012
Kuwait
Source: 
Kuwait Times

National Assembly was subjected to a delicate constitutional scrutiny by experts and law professors to make sure that it does not have any constitutional violations in it. The source confirmed approving the decree any minute besides other decrees to call for new elections, the state’s budget and transforming Kuwait Airways into a shareholding company, as the Government considers them to be laws that cannot be delayed to meet the urgency requirement, according to Article 71 of the Constitution.

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