Kuwait parliament opens new term

Published October 20th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

Kuwait's elected parliament opened on Monday a new full nine-month legislative term. The new 50-member national assembly, which enjoys legislative and monitoring powers, was elected in July's general polls. 


Crown Prince Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah sent a cable to Speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi on the occasion of this new legislative term which was inaugurated by the Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, KUNA reported.  


The Crown Prince said that due to the fact that he is currently abroad, he was not able to attend the inauguration ceremony.

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