Kuwait’s Parliament to Administer Oath of New Amir Tomorrow

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: The National Assembly is set to convene a special session at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, to administer the constitutional oath to His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, under the request of the government. This session aligns with the constitutional mandate outlined in Article 60, which necessitates the Emir’s oath-taking before exercising powers.

Speaker of the National Assembly, Ahmed Al-Saadoun, extended the invitation for the special session, complying with Article 72 of the internal regulations, which allows the President to call an extraordinary meeting if deemed necessary. This urgent session, related to the Emir’s oath, bypasses the typical 48-hour notice period.

The Council of Ministers convened last Saturday, with His Highness Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah present, as part of the constitutional and legal succession process outlined in Law No. 4 of 1964. Sheikh Meshaal, the 17th ruler of Kuwait, succeeds the late Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.


Over the past three years, Sheikh Mishal supported the late Amir, participating in decision-making and representing him when necessary. Born in 1940, he is the seventh son of the tenth ruler of Kuwait, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah. Having held various official positions, Sheikh Mishal was sworn in as Crown Prince on October 8, 2020, pledging to continue the legacy of his predecessors in guiding Kuwait’s path of goodness, reconstruction, and development.

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