Kuwait delays swearing in cabinet after MPs' boycott

July 31, 2012 15:00


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KUWAIT - Kuwait's parliament failed to swear in a new cabinet on Tuesday after lawmakers boycotted the session, making the dissolution of the assembly likely and throwing the country into more political upheaval.

At the heart of the dispute is a ruling by a constitutional court in June which effectively dissolved a parliament dominated by opposition Islamists and reinstated its more government-friendly predecessor, elected in 2009.

Only five members of the 50-seat assembly and five ministers from the 15-member new cabinet turned up on Tuesday and National Assembly speaker Jassim al-Kharafi was forced to postpone the session.

"I will call the meeting next week and if there is a lack of quorum I will take this matter to his highness the emir to take whatever action he sees as appropriate," Kharafi said.

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