Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah was elected as the new emir. He will take office after taking the oath.
Crown Prince of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah on Tuesday, September 29, was proclaimed by the Kuwaiti government the new emir of the country. The crown prince will officially take over power later after taking the oath of office in parliament, reports The New York Times.
It is noted that up to this point, the Crown Prince served as Minister of the Interior and Deputy Commander of the National Guard. In addition, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Sabah actually ruled the country during the period when the Emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Sabah, was being treated in the United States.
We will remind, today it became known that the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah died at the age of 91 in the United States. There he was in rehabilitation after surgery.
Recall that in December 2018, the son of the founder of Saudi Arabia, Abdel Aziz Al Saud, and the brother of the current monarch, King Salman, Prince Talal Abdel Aziz Al Asad, died.