Mar 14 2012
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Kuwait parliament session suspended
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012
Manama: Kuwait’s parliamentary session was suspended yesterday after lawmakers refused to comply with a decision by the parliament.
The regular session could not start after 13 lawmakers put up black banners in front of them to protest against a decision by the parliament bureau to amend a complaint filed last year over the storming of the parliament.
In November, lawmakers led angry protesters calling for the government to step down into storming the parliament and putting further pressure on the prime minister to resign.
The majority voted in favour of removing the banners, but the MPs refused to take them away, prompting Speaker Ahmad Al Sa’adoun to suspend the session until the MPs complied with the vote outcome. An initial 30-minute suspension did not convince the MPs to do away with the banners, and eventually Deputy Speaker Khalid Al Sultan called off the session.
By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
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