- Line of succession to the Kuwaiti throne
Succession to the throne of
Kuwaitis limited to the descendants of Mubarak Al-Sabah. The reigning Emir must appoint an heir apparent within one year of his ascension to the throne; the nomination must also be approved by a majority of members of the National Assembly. The Heir Apparent has to be at least thirty years of age on the date of his royal proclamation, of sound mind and the legitimate son of Muslim parents. The position of Emir is also traditionally alternated between the two main branches of the Al-Sabahfamily, the Al-Salem and Al-Jaber branches.
The current Emir
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah(of the Al-Jaber branch) has appointed his half-brother Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-SabahCrown Prince and their half-nephew Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah(who both come from the same branch) prime minister, in a move which broke with tradition.
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