The state news agency reported on Tuesday that the new administration of Kuwait, which will be led by Prime Minister Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmad, was sworn into office.
The ceremony, which took place in the Bayan Palace in Kuwait City, the nation’s capital, and was attended by high-ranking government officials, was presided over by Crown Prince Meshal Al-Sabah, the broadcaster reported.
On Monday, the ruler of the country signed a royal proclamation to establish a new government, which will be comprised of a total of 12 ministers.
It was decided to keep Mohammad Al Fares as the Minister of Oil, Abdul Wahab Al Rasheed as the Minister of Finance, and Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al Mohammed Al Sabah as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the newly formed administration.
Later on in the day, the state news agency reported that Kuwait’s emir dissolved the parliament.
A decree issued by Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah read, “To rectify the political scene, the lack of harmony and cooperation … and behavior that undermines national unity, it was necessary to resort to the people…to rectify the path.”
Elections will be held within two months to elect a new parliament, the decree said.