Kuwait's Prime Minister Receives Vote of Confidence

By Al Madar, PRNE
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

KUWAIT CITY, January 6, 2011 - His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah
(www.pm.gov.kw/cv.asp) has received an affirmation to continue in
office from the Kuwaiti Parliament. In a closed session of Parliament, a
majority of lawmakers voted against a "no-confidence" motion on the Prime
Minister's tenure in office.

Sheikh Nasser has been in office since 2006. His term has been marked by
the passage of the development plan, a large-scale effort to revolutionize
Kuwait's infrastructure. Kuwait is known as one of the most democratic
nations in the Gulf, with a Parliament that allows opposition and freedom of

According to Kuwait Times
(www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=OTk0MDA2MDcy), Prime
Minister Nasser told the newspaper Alam Alyawm "democracy is not something we
opt for when it meets our ends and shy away from it when it goes against our
interests. True democracy is instilled in Kuwaiti politics, both leaders and
subjects, and shall not be sacrificed." Sheikh Nasser also said he harbored
no negative feelings for any party personally and respects all MPs and their

His Highness said he looks forward to positive and constructive
cooperation with those who voted against him. He also called for a new era in
political cooperation, with a renewed sense of purpose for the Kuwaiti

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