Kuwait’s state-run news agency, KUNA, reported that Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al Sabah formally submitted his Cabinet’s resignation to the country’s ruler, Sheikh Sabah al Sabah.

Kuwiati Prime Minsiter Sheikh Jaber al Sabah speaks during the opening session of parliament in Kuwait City on October 29, 2013.
Kuwiati Prime Minsiter Sheikh Jaber al Sabah speaks during the opening session of parliament in Kuwait City on October 29, 2013. (Reuters)

Kuwait’s state-run news agency says the Arab Gulf country’s Cabinet has resigned. The move comes ahead of parliamentary elections early next year.

KUNA reported on Thursday that Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al Sabah formally submitted his Cabinet’s resignation to the country’s ruler, Sheikh Sabah al Sabah.

Parliament speaker Marzouq al Ghanem told the KUNA that the emir of Kuwait has no intention of dissolving parliament. 

The government in Kuwait has resigned in the past, particularly when faced with no-confidence votes and questioning by ruling family members.

An election is also expected for the 50-seat parliament in early 2020.

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