Kuwait’s reappointed PM Jabir Mubarak Al-Sabah on 10 December announced his new cabinet following recent parliamentary elections. It features a number of familiar faces. But some things don’t change. Relations between parliament and government are set to remain fiery, with the current parliament unlikely to be as long lived as its predecessor, which managed more than three years.

One change was that Finance Minister Anas al-Salih was relieved of  the interim oil minister...