Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Government in Kuwait resigns

Sheikh Nasser
The government of Kuwait has resigned after its Prime Minister, Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah, had been increasingly under pressure over allegations that 15 MPs were paid bribes to support the government.
Opposition lawmakers and protesters stormed parliament earlier this month to demand sheikh Nasser's resignation.At least 45 people were later arrested.
  The government will remain in charge until a new government is formed. Opposition MPs have welcomed Sheikh Nasser's resignation and have called for the formation of a transitional government.

"We are waiting for the appointment of a new prime minister before parliament is dissolved in order to be assured of fair elections," opposition MP Khaled al-Sultan told the AFP news agency.

Sheikh Nasser has been in office for five years and has presided over seven different governments during that period

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