Kuwait PM picks new cabinet: govt source

Kuwait's prime minister has chosen Hani Hussein as oil minister and given the finance portfolio to Nayef al-Hajraf, a government source said.

Kuwait PM picks new cabinet: govt source

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kuwait's prime minister has chosen Hani Hussein as oil minister and given the finance portfolio to Nayef al-Hajraf, a government source said on Thursday, as a new cabinet is formed following the resignation of the old one last month in a confrontation with parliament.

The ministers are expected to take their oath of office next week in front of the country's ruler, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, the source said, speaking anonymously because an official announcement of the cabinet has not yet been made.

The previous cabinet, including prime minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah, resigned after Kuwait's constitutional court effectively dissolved a parliament dominated by opposition Islamists, reinstating its more government-friendly predecessor instead.

Last Mod: 19 Temmuz 2012, 15:13
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