The Kuwaiti Prime Minister, Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, narrowly survived a no confidence vote – or motion of “non-cooperation” – this morning, as 25 of the 50 strong assembly voted for the Premier.
Of the 50 potential voters, 25 sided with Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, 22 voted against the PM, one minister abstained. Of the other two voters, one is out of the country at present, and one is banned from casting such a vote.
The vote of no confidence was called for by opposition who claimed the Prime Minister had breached the country’s constitution and suppressed several freedoms.
The motion, brought on 28 December 2010 by opposition to the PM, has therefore failed to pass.