Kuwait cabinet steps down
Kuwait's Cabinet resigned Saturday, a move that was expected after parliamentary elections in which a new legislature of mostly reformers was chosen.
State-owned television said Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammed Al Sabah, who headed the outgoing Cabinet, submitted the resignations of all 16 members to the country's emir, according to the requirements of the constitution. The ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, accepted them, it said.
The new legislature replaces one dissolved by the emir in May, following a dispute over electoral reform.
The emir is expected to ask Sheikh Nasser to form a new Cabinet or appoint another member of Kuwait's ruling family to do the job.