Kuwait government resigns after parliamentary elections
The Kuwaiti government resigned on Sunday, four days after the Islamist-led opposition made major gains in the Gulf country's early parliamentary elections, dpa reported.
Kuwait's ruler, Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, accepted the resignation and requested the cabinet members to keep their posts until a new government is formed, state media reported.
A new government is expected to be created before parliament holds its first session in less than two weeks, according to local media.
The outgoing government headed by Jaber Mubarak Al Sabah, who is a member of the royal family, was formed in November amid tensions between the opposition and pro-government politicians.
In December, the Kuwaiti ruler dissolved parliament following an opposition outcry over an alleged bribery scam and a youth-led attack on the parliament building.
On Thursday, the opposition won 34 seats in the 50-member parliament, the fourth in six years in the oil-rich emirate.