Kuwait rejects no-confidence motion against interior minister

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Kuwait’s National Assembly on Thursday rejected a no-confidence motion against the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Anas Al Salah, with a majority 32 lawmakers backing him, local media reported.

Some 32 lawmakers rejected the motion with 16 in approval out of the 48-lawmaker parliament.

The motion was signed by a total 10 lawmakers, namely, MPs Mohammad Al Mutair, Adel Al Damkhi, Khaled Al Otaibi, Thamer Al Suwait, Abdulkarim Al Kanderi, Nayef Al Merdas, Hamdan Al Azmi, Abdullah Fahad, Shuaib Al Muwaizri and Mohammed Hayef.

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Article 144 of the parliament’s bylaw states that the majority of the house, excluding the minister, can topple the minister.

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