Kuwait's government stepped down on Sunday, parliament members said, in a bid to thwart a planned no-confidence motion against a health minister who is also a member of the ruling family.
"I have been informed that the government has presented its resignation," parliament member De'ij al-Shammari told Reuters.
Ten Kuwaiti parliament members raised the motion last month against Sheikh Ahmad al-Abdullah al-Sabah, who is also acting information minister, over alleged financial and administrative breaches at the health ministry.
The vote was to take place on Monday.
Until Sunday, the minister has so far refused to quit.