Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak leads his 7th Cabinet
KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah met yesterday with Saleh Al-Fadhalah, head of the central agency dealing with the status of illegal residents; a state department that handles the affairs of bedoons (stateless residents) in Kuwait. His Highness also met with members of the Kuwaiti-British friendship society.
His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak was reassigned by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as Prime Minister, making this the seventh occasion in which the official had led the cabinet. During the 35th incarnations of Kuwaiti government, His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak first become Prime Minister in December 2011. Since 1962, seven individuals had held the Prime Minister position.
According to article 56 of constitution, the Amir has the sole authority to appoint and relieve the Prime Minister from office. The Amir has the authority to also appoint Ministers and relieve them of office upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister. Ministers shall be appointed from amongst the members of the National Assembly and from others. The number of Ministers in all shall not exceed one-third of the number of the members of the National Assembly.
The first cabinet in the history of Kuwait was chaired by the late Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah in January of 1962. The second, third and fourth cabinets were chaired by the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah – the 12th ruler of Kuwait – from January 1963 to November 1965.
The 13th ruler of the country, the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, was in charge of the cabinet from December 1965 to December 1977. In his duration, he covered the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth governments. The late His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah governed 11 governments – the longest ruling of a prime minister in the history of the country. Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah chaired the 10th to the 20th cabinets in a period that extended from 1978 to 2001.
In 2003, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah took charge of the 21st government. This followed by the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th cabinets that were under the presidency of His Highness Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah – from 2006 to 2011.
Since December 2011, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak have been head of the government. He chaired the 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd and newly named cabinet – the 34th. The smallest cabinet in the history of Kuwait was that of 2011. It comprised of only 10 ministers. While the largest cabinet in the history of the country was that of 1990, consisting of 22 ministers. – KUNA