New Emir of Kuwait appointed

New Emir of Kuwait appointed

Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah has been named Emir of Kuwait by the country’s cabinet, to succeed his brother Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah who died on Tuesday.

The cabinet announcement was read out on state television. Under the Gulf state’s constitution, the crown prince automatically becomes Emir and assumes power after taking oath in parliament.

Kuwait’s new emir will be sworn in on Wednesday at 11 am, parliament speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim said in a tweet on Tuesday.

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