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Assembly holds sessions for budgets, no-confidence votes

National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem

KUWAIT: The National Assembly is set to hold sessions today and tomorrow to discuss budgetary matters relating to government spending, Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanem announced. Another session will be held on Thursday for voting on no-confidence motions against the ministers of interior and education, Ghanem said in a statement at Abdullah Al-Salem Hall on Sunday.

Ghanem has stated that the first two sessions will be for discussing budgetary reports and accounts of independent, legislative authorities in addition to Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries. Moreover, the National Assembly speaker said the first two sessions would also cover financial issues of ministries, government sectors and would witness a presentation by the Minister of Finance on the country’s fiscal conditions.

If today and tomorrow’s sessions cannot be finished, they will be prolonged to Thursday following the vote of no-confidence on Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh and Minister of Education and Higher Education Saud Al-Harbi. Ghanem announced on September 1 that a session would be held on September 10 for no-confidence votes against the two ministers, after two motions filed by 10 MPs each following the debate of the two ministers’ respective grillings. – KUNA

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