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Kuwait: Parliament grilling motions raise pressure on government

Members of parliament (MPs) are to debate a series of requests to question three government ministers, including prime minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, during the next session of parliament on 1 May, in what could lead to another bout of political turmoil. The motion to question the prime minister – filed on 22 April – prompted speculation about an imminent dissolution of the National Assembly, although speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem tried to play down the prospects of fresh elections, telling the Kuwait Times that “from protocol meetings with the emir, I can see no dissolution of the assembly”.

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