Kuwait parliament session for no-confidence against DM kicks off

National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim inaugurated early on Wednesday a session dedicated for examining a no-confidence motion against Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah.

According to the NA bylaw, the speaker, before voting on the motion, will primarily allow MPs, namely those who had submitted the motion, to address the session. Moreover, in line with Kuwait Constitution, a minister is responsible in front of the parliament and if the legislators vote to strip him (her) of confidence, he (she) will have to resign immediately.

The concerned minister, according to the constitution and the NA by-law, is compelled to step down if majority of the MPs vote for stripping him (her) of the confidence. Ministers cannot participate in the voting in such case.

The parliament, at a session on January 18, examined an interpellation motion presented by MP Hamdan Al-Azmi against the minister of defense. Also during this session, ten MPs requested no-confidence vote against him.

Minister Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali was grilled over irregularities in his department and the issue of women recruitment in the military.

Source: Kuwait News Agency