Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Former Emir-in-waiting Sa'ad agreed to resign, but his resignation letter arrived after Parliament had already decided to oust him. This game was played primarily within the royal family, and the MP's even said they were relieved their action didn't matter, but still, it's refreshing and perhaps symbolic to see a democratically elected body constitutionally remove the heir to an Arab throne. There's some question of what this will mean for the rotation of power between the branches of Kuwait's royal family, but that particular issue is beyond me.


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