Kuwait to unveil linked state budget after parliamentary polls – minister

Kuwait’s forthcoming parliament will be tasked with passing a state budget linking government bodies after elections are over, the country’s finance minister said on Tuesday, ruling out the need to approve the measure under a “decree of necessity.” The decision comes as “per the directives” of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Abdulwahab Al-Rushaid told KUNA, saying the measure is in line with His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s decision to dissolve parliament.

“Postponing the measure until elections are over will come under clearer guidelines,” added the minister, saying the move should be approved no later than November.

He went on to underline the government’s “readiness” to discuss the state budget, along with other matters including Kuwait’s “financial status,” with the next lineup of lawmakers.

Source: Kuwait News Agency