KUWAIT, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- The Prime Minister and his cabinet swore-in and took the constitutional oath at the start of National Assembly's ordinary session on Tuesday, to commence work within the assembly according to article (91) of the constitution.
A number of parliament members walked away from the session, in protest to government's constitutional oath procedures.
Article 91 of the constitution states that before taking up his functions at the Assembly or at its committees, a member of the National Assembly shall, at a public meeting of the Assembly, take the constitutional oath.
An Amiri order on November 23 decreed the appointment of Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as Prime Minister and tasked him with forming new cabinet.
Last Tuesday, an Amiri decree was issued appointing the new cabinet of 15 ministers, Headed by Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. (end)