Kuwait Cabinet submits resignation after parliament vote

KUWAIT CITY (AP) " Kuwait's prime minister has submitted his Cabinet's resignation following parliamentary elections in the tiny Gulf nation.

The move Monday by Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Sabah is a procedural step under Kuwaiti law. A new Cabinet must be formed before a new elected parliament is inaugurated.

Kuwait's ruling emir can either appoint the same prime minister or issue an order to appoint a new prime minister, who will in turn be tasked with forming his Cabinet. The order for forming a new Cabinet is expected within days.

Kuwaitis elected their representatives in the 50-seat parliament on Saturday. The results saw the return of several prominent opposition figures but only one woman.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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