Kuwait to hold early general election on Feb 2
Last Updated: Sunday, December 18, 2011, 23:12
  
Kuwait:Kuwait will hold parliamentary elections on February 2, official media reported on Sunday, the fourth poll in under six years for the OPEC Gulf state seeking stability.

Education and Justice Minister Ahmad al-Mulaifi said after a cabinet meeting that the government approved a decree calling on Kuwaiti voters to elect a new parliament on February 2, the state run KUNA news agency said.

The move comes just four days after Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah swore in a new cabinet with only minor changes to the government that resigned in November over allegations of corruption.

Kuwait has been rocked by political turmoil since Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, 71, was appointed prime minister in February 2006.

During Sheikh Nasser's tenure, all seven of his cabinets were forced to resign over political disputes and parliament was also dissolved four times.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, December 18, 2011, 23:12


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