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Kuwait Names Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah As New Emir

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Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah has been named as the successor to his half-brother Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, according to an announcement from the Kuwaiti cabinet.

Sheikh Nawaf was appointed Crown Prince in 2006, the same year Sheikh Sabah was appointed emir.

Under Kuwait’s constitution, each new crown prince must be approved by a majority in the country’s National Assembly.

Traditionally, the succession of the Emir and Crown Prince positions are limited to the descendants of Mubarak al-Sabah.

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