Apparently, the Kuwaiti government continues to flee from the National Assembly sessions under the pretext of (not coordinating with it), for fear of a request previously submitted by 35 opposition deputies to discuss proposals to amend laws to allow the Kuwaiti judiciary to consider citizenship laws, grant them and drop them, and prevent the Kuwaiti government from withdrawing The nationality of any citizen except by a court ruling.
The National Assembly .. Abdul Karim Al-Kandari
Kuwaiti National Assembly Representative Abdul Karim Al-Kandari accused his country’s government of lying to its Prime Time Zone, commenting on the government’s statement that “lack of coordination” was the reason for its absence from the National Assembly session (Parliament) today, Thursday.
In this context, the Kuwaiti newspaper “Al-Watan” reported that “Representative Abdul Karim Al-Kandari has stated that amending the Administrative Court Law by extending the authority of the judiciary to decisions to withdraw, lose and revoke citizenship, means that the national identity will return as a document that proves belonging to the land and not the mood of individuals, to be a protection for the citizen, not a weapon. on him”.
She explained that “Al-Kandari” had stated that “soon it will become clear who wants it as a national identity and who does not want to stop using it as a weapon to threaten identity.”
Commenting on the failure to hold the special session on Thursday, “Al-Kandari” said that “the government and its prime minister have the presence today, as I attended the last special session related to the Zionist entity, and there was no agreement and coordination on the law criminalizing dealing, and the government stood and objected, and the law returned to the committees.”
For its part, the Kuwaiti government revealed the reasons for not attending the session of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, after an invitation from the Speaker of the Council to attend the session.
In this regard, the Kuwaiti newspaper “Al-Anbaa” quoted the Minister of State for Kuwaiti National Assembly Affairs, Mubarak Al-Harees, “the government’s appreciation of the invitation addressed by National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, to attend the special session that was scheduled for Thursday.”
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In a press statement, the minister said that the government apologized for not attending the session for lack of prior coordination with it about the session, especially since the request to hold the session included legislative amendments that require the concerned government agencies to study them in addition to listening to the opinion of the Supreme Judicial Council.
Kuwaiti National Assembly session
The government’s absence caused the adjournment of the “special” session of the Kuwaiti National Assembly related to discussing proposals to amend some articles of the law establishing the High Court to consider administrative disputes regarding the organization of the judiciary in matters of nationality.
It is noteworthy that, earlier, 35 loyalist opposition deputies submitted a written request to the Speaker of the National Assembly to hold a special session Thursday to discuss proposals to amend laws to allow the Kuwaiti judiciary to consider, grant and drop citizenship laws, and to prevent the Kuwaiti government from withdrawing the citizenship of any citizen except by a court ruling, according to The New Arab newspaper.
The government believes that presenting this proposal, which will pass by an overwhelming majority in Parliament, will weaken its control over one of the most sensitive files in the country, which is the Kuwaiti citizenship file, which is legally classified as one of the “acts of sovereignty” that the judiciary does not extend to it.
Which made her refuse to attend the special session called by the Speaker of the National Assembly at the request of the deputies, according to what was reported by widely-circulated Kuwaiti newspapers.
The relationship between the opposition within the National Assembly and the government has reached a dead end, after it was not possible to achieve an understanding between the two parties as a result of the insistence of the parliament’s representatives, who belong to the opposition and who constitute the majority in Parliament with 30 out of 50 deputies, not to enable the government to attend the regular sessions of the National Assembly.
The opposition deputies sit in the “regular” sessions on the ministerial benches, as the government is not able to attend those sessions due to the Prime Minister, Sheikh “Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah” delaying the discussion of the interpellations submitted to him.
On the other hand, the opposition submits requests to hold special sessions with specific topics, according to Article 72 of the National Assembly’s bylaws.
Which gave its president the right to invite “the council to meet before its regular date if he deems it necessary, and he must invite it if the government or at least 10 members so request, and specifying in the invitation the subject to be presented.”
It has become certain that the Kuwaiti government will refuse to attend the special sessions called for by the deputies, in response to their sabotaging the regular sessions and not enabling the government to attend them.
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