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Kuwait Amir decrees dissolving parliament

Kuwait Amir decrees dissolving parliament


His Highness the Amir Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued an Amiri Order on Friday to dissolve the National Assembly and suspend some articles of the Constitution for a period not exceeding four years.

The Amiri Order stated: based on the country’s best interests, we decree the following: Article One: Dissolving the National Assembly.

Article Two: Suspending articles 51, 56 (paragraphs two and three), 71 (paragraph two), 79, 107, 174 and 181 of the Constitution for a period not exceeding four years, during which the democratic practice in the country will be reviewed and the findings of a study will be referred to us to take what we deem appropriate.

Article Three: The Amir and the Council of Ministers shall assume the powers granted to the National Assembly.

Article Four: Laws are issued by draft decree.

Article Five: The Prime Minister and ministers, each within his jurisdiction, must implement this Order, and it shall come into effect once published in the official Gazette.

Source: Kuwai
t News Agency