Kuwaiti named as parliament speaker

Ahmad Al-Saadoun has been named as Kuwait’s speaker of parliament after no lawmaker contested his candidacy

Under Kuwait’s constitution, the 88-year-old lawmaker will hold the post until the end of the National Assembly’s four-year term.

His election came after Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah opened the parliament’s session on Tuesday after elections on Sept. 29.

Al-Saadoun previously served as the parliament speaker in 1985, 1992 and 1996 after being a member for 10 years starting from 1975.

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Joie Cooper

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short. Coffee connoisseur. Part time writer, writes about politics in middle east and anything interesting