Kuwaiti Parliament validates proposed new Crown Prince

The Kuwaiti parliament today Thursday in unison rubber-stamped the choice of the deputy head of the National Guard Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad as crown prince chosen by new Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, reports say.
Sheikh Nawaf named Sheikh Meshal Wednesday to fill in the position after he himself took the seat of Emir last week after the death of his brother Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah died on 29 September in the US.
The 80-year old new Crown Prince is viewed as a close ally of the leader and previously led the country’s intelligence services.
In separate appointment, Octogenarian Sheikh Meshal, a brother of the late emir, became deputy head of the National Guard in 2004 and previously served as head of State Security for 13 years, Middle East Monitor reports.

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