Monday, January 3, 2011

More Problems with Kuwaiti Prime Minister

MPs are a bit upset in Kuwait.  Some of them were injured by security forces when they held an unauthorized public rally.  In retaliation, the MPs have filed a no cooperation motion against the prime minister.  If it passes, then the emir of Kuwait will have to fire the PM or dissolve parliament or hold new elections.

The prime minister is the nephew of the emir, and has been in office since February 2006.  Apparently, since he became prime minister, parliament has been dissolved 3 times and the cabinet has resigned 5 times.

The Kuwait Times has an update on the situation, which it looks like the prime minister is winning.  The vote is set for January 5th.  What will happen after that is unclear.

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