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गृहपृष्ठInternationalKuwait Crown Prince sworn in as new Emir

Kuwait Crown Prince sworn in as new Emir


AGENCY : Kuwait’s Crown Prince Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah took the constitutional oath before the country’s unicameral parliament as the new ruler of the Persian Gulf monarchy on Wednesday, the State-run TV reported.

His appointment as the new leader was declared after the government’s emergency meeting on Tuesday following the news on the death of Emir Sabah IV, Sputnik reported. According to Kuwait’s legislation, the heir to the throne automatically becomes the country’s new ruler after the death of the previous one.

However, his powers will become effective only after being sworn in before the National Assembly.  Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in the United States. He was 91.

According to Sputnik, the news of Emir’s demise was confirmed by the minister responsible for his affairs on Tuesday. He had become Kuwait’s Emir in January 2006 after the death of Sheikh Jaber al-Sabah.





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