Manama Kuwait on Tuesday announced a new cabinet led by Shaikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah.
The government, announced in a decree by the Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, took the oath this afternoon, one day before the newly-elected parliament convenes for the first time since the elections on February 2.
The cabinet does not include, for the first time since 2006, any woman in a development that reflects the results of the elections in which none of the 23 women candidates won a seat in the 50-member parliament.
Shaikh Ahmad Humoud Al Jaber Al Sabah was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Shaikh Ahmad Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Shaikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Mustafa Jasem Al Shimali, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
The cabinet also includes Anas Khalid Al Saleh as Minister of Commerce and Industry, Lt. General Ahmad Abdul Latif Al Rujeib as Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Jamal Ahmad Al Shihab as Minister of Justice and Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs and Salem Mutheeb Al Utheina as Minister of Communications.
Shueib Shabbab Al Muweizri is the Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, Dr. Ali Sa’ad Al Obaidi is the Minister of Health, Abdul Aziz Abdul Latif Al Ebrahim is the Minister of Electricity and Water and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs and Dr Fadhel Safar Ali Safar is the Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs.
Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah Al Mubarak Al Sabah was appointed Minister of Information, Dr. Nayef Falah Al Hajraf Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Hani Abdul Aziz Hussein Minister of Oil.
The Emir decree stated that the names of the ministers in the cabinet formed upon a recommendation of the Prime Minister, is to be communicated to the National Assembly, Kuwait news Agency (Kuna) reported.
The Emir on February 6 appointed Shaikh Jaber as Prime Minister and tasked him with forming the cabinet.