Where is the President in what is happening? – ARAB HOURS






The recently resigned Cabinet will not be missed by the majority of Kuwaitis. Today, the ball is in the court of the President of the National Assembly, who must convey to the political leadership the specific and clear aspirations of the people, which is to have a Prime Minister capable of managing the affairs of the executive power.

The expected prime minister should be backed up by a team of ministers who are not only competent, but also endowed with strong personalities, and capable of making decisions that the country desperately needs in the sensitive circumstances that the resigning government has pushed us to.

After two years in government, the resigning Prime Minister has proven his inability to take decisions. According to what most ministers have said, he has isolated himself from them as if he was a temporary head of government, as Kuwait faces an economic and financial decline it has never experienced before. , as well as an unprecedented increase in the crime rate.

On the surface, there are imperfect social behaviors. This is all due to the lack of proper handling of many cases, as the government’s goal had been to play it safe with minimal personal losses, even though the cost to the public interest was high.

What Kuwaitis have witnessed in recent days, after the release of some of the prisoners included in the amnesty and the conversations that took place in these defiant state receptions, as well as the defense of some political figures about cell of Hezbollah and attribution of its fundraising to religious credentials, does not bode well at all.

Tomorrow the Muslim Brotherhood Group will respond to its supreme leader, and the tribes will submit to their tribal reference. It would certainly lead to chaos and weaken the state and the power of institutions, especially when there is no firm executive authority that enforces the law and fears no one.

Sadly, this is what was cleared by a government that could be seen as just a glamorous facade that hid great devastation.

We reiterate this time and time again, with the utmost respect for the integrity of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled, who did not translate firmly into the decision-making. His cabinet made mistakes which undoubtedly cost and will cost Kuwait dearly in terms of security and politics, and of course economy and society, which in turn increases the complexity of the crisis.

On several occasions, the argument of the government and its Prime Minister has been that the National Assembly is responsible for the paralysis of the country.

The truth is, it was the government that sought to filibuster because it was led by a parliamentary bloc game that blackmailed it, and it succumbed. He made several deals to pass bills that he saw as selfish and in the service of MPs. He did not impose important laws that would meet the needs of Kuwaitis.

This means that throwing accusations at the National Assembly is nothing more than an exposed maneuver. This needs to be clarified by the Speaker of the National Assembly first, as voters will hold him and MPs accountable in elections, not the Prime Minister.

This is why when the President of the National Assembly conveys to political leaders the popular aspirations for a strong Prime Minister and decision maker, and ministers who can take responsibility well and are not afraid of an issue from here and with a wave of questions from there, we can speak of a balance between legislative and executive powers. Each party would then prove its ability to serve the country and its people.

By Ahmed Al-Jarallah

Editor-in-Chief, The Arab Times







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