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Kuwait crown prince tasked with appointing prime minister, says decree

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Kuwait's crown prince will appoint the prime minister under responsibilities temporarily handed over to him by the ruling emir, who earlier this week accepted the government's resignation, according to a decree published on Tuesday.

Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah, who on Monday asked his half brother and designated successor to take over some constitutional duties, also authorized Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah to issue laws and decrees.

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Sheikh Nawaf, 84, has been emir for just over a year following the death in September 2020 of his brother, who had ruled for more than a decade.

In July, Kuwait said the emir had undergone medical check-ups that were successful and would continue.

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