Kuwaiti PM defeats no-confidence motion
Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Thursday survived a noncooperation vote in the parliament, Xinhua reported.
The official KUNA news agency said 25 lawmakers supported Sheikh Nasser and 19 lawmakers voted against him in the closed- door session. Six lawmakers abstained.
That fell short of the 25 votes or a majority as required by the country's constitution to unseat a prime minister.
Ten lawmakers in the outspoken parliament last Tuesday lodged the request to Sheikh Nasser, 71, over Kuwait's biased policy in favor of neighboring Iran.
This was the third time Sheikh Nasser, a senior member of the ruling Sabah family, survived such votes since he took office in 2006.
Sheikh Nasser swore in his seventh cabinet in May after the former one resigned late March to avoid three ministers from the ruling family being grilled in the parliament. But the opposition said they were not satisfied with new cabinet lineup as no significant change was made.
Several opposition lawmakers said before the vote they would continue their campaign and fresh grilling to ouster the prime minister out of office.