Saturday, January 21, 2006
The Kuwaiti Cabinet has announced they will begin the procedure to establishing whether emir-designate Sa'ad is physically capable of assuming office. You can take that quite literally, too, as one of the concerns is that he may not be capable of saying the oath of office. If Sa'ad is ruled unfit, then chances are the Prime Minister would take his place; he has been the effective ruler for some time, anyway. The interesting thing on a regional basis is that this may be the first time an Arab Gulf state has removed a head of state through a constitutional process with input from the democratically elected Parliament.