KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's cabinet resigned as expected Thursday to avoid a grilling by parliament of three ministers, all members of the ruling al-Sabah family, amid calls for political and economic reform.
Lawmakers had asked to question the ministers in the latest of a series of challenges by an unusually assertive Arab parliament that have delayed important economic reforms.
"The ministers submitted the resignation to the prime minister, who will refer it to the emir," a parliamentary source told Reuters. The state news agency KUNA quoted Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Roudhan Abdulaziz Al-Raudan as saying the government had resigned.
Kuwait's parliament, the most outspoken in a region mostly dominated by autocratic rulers, has triggered numerous cabinet resignations or reshuffles through questionings.Continued