Middle East Economic Survey


No 5



Shaikh Sabah Named As Kuwaits Amir After Parliament Ousts Shaikh Sa'dAfter the most serious political and constitutional crisis in its history, Kuwaits cabinet on 24 January named Prime Minister Shaikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah as the countrys new amir. His appointment is expected to be confirmed by the National Assembly (with only a simply majority of 33 votes out of 65 required) on 29 January, after which he will swear an oath of...