November 28th, 2011
10:23 AM ET

Kuwait leader accepts resignations of cabinet, prime minister

[Updated at 10:23 a.m.] The Emir of Kuwait has accepted the resignation of the cabinet and the prime minister and asked them to stay as a caretaker government until a new government is formed, the state-run news agency KUNA said Monday.

The decision comes less than two weeks after anti-corruption protesters forced their way inside Parliament in Kuwait City, pushing for the prime minister's ouster.

Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah has had six previous governments brought down by opposition elements over the years. The new wave of protests pushed not just for the downfall of his government but for the prime minister himself to step down.

Many protests chanted that they want to "overthrow" him, using iconic slogans of the Arab Spring."

While Kuwait's leaders worked to quell the protests, opposition leaders vowed their efforts would escalate.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. KIRK/JACKSON

    Well at least their not butchering the civillians, but all the changing of powers in the region is a little unnerving. what next?

    November 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Prince charming

    Peace in the middle east. They know how to be civil in kuwait, when saddam insane was illiminated it was a major blessing to these people . Bye , bye , dictatorships of the world!!!

    November 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOND, JAMES

    How civil of them, to go when asked, wish we had that

    November 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DЯ.RUFFNUTT

    your all fired... now i have total power...

    November 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mr. T

    Wow, how dare Democracy is wanted everywhere! Thought this country was different. No? Lol

    November 28, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Stargazer

    Hey ruffnut can i fire your ass now?

    November 29, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. Stargazer

    Lol

    November 29, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |