• Short Summary

    THE NEWLY ELECTED NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN KUWAIT MET FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST TUESDAY WHEN THE SHEIKHDOM'S NEW CONSTITUTION CAME INTO FORCE.

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    THE NEWLY ELECTED NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN KUWAIT MET FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST TUESDAY WHEN THE SHEIKHDOM'S NEW CONSTITUTION CAME INTO FORCE.

    SHEIKH SIR ABDULLAH AS-SALIM AS SABAH, RULER AND 11TH AMIR OF KUWAIT OPEN THE INAUGURAL SESSION OF THE ONE-CHAMBER PARLIAMENT. THE ASSEMBLY IS COMPOSED OF 50 MEMBERS WHO WERE ELECTED ON JAN 23 - FIVE FROM EACH OF THE TEN CONSTITUENCIES INTO WHICH THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN DIVIDED BY THE NEW ELECTORAL LAW.

    SITTING IN THE FRONT ROWS OF THE CHAMBER WAS THE NEW COUNCIL OF 15 MINISTERS, HEADED BY THE RULER'S BROTHER, SHEIKH SABAH AS-SALIM AS SABAH. THE AMIR AND THE CABINET HOLD LEGISLATIVE POWERS UNDER THE NEW CONSTITUTION.

    KUWAIT'S RULER HAS KEPT THE CABINET FIRMLY WITHIN THE SABAH FAMILY. APART FROM CHOOSING HIS BROTHER AND NOMINATED HEIR AS PRIME MINISTER, HE HAS ALLOTTED TEN OF THE 15 MINISTRIES TO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY. IN THE FIRST CABINET, FORMED A YEAR AGO TO GOVERN WHILE A CONSTITUTION WAS BEING DRAWN UP, II POSTS ALSO WENT TO THE SABAH FAMILY,BUT THIS TIME THE NUMBER OF COMMONERS HAS GONE UP FROM THREE TO FIVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JXN2YMLD55ZYX8V7FJ4EQ751
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JXN2YMLD55ZYX8V7FJ4EQ751
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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