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Kuwait’s parliament opens

The opening session of the newly elected parliament in Kuwait City, in which the Emir urged MPs and the government to cooperate to achieve political stability in the oil-rich Gulf state.

Kuwait’s parliament opens
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah arrives for the opening session of the newly elected parliament in Kuwait City. The Emir urged MPs and the government to cooperate to achieve political stability in the oil-rich Gulf state, which has been rocked by a series of disputes for years.
Kuwait’s parliament opens
Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak al-Sabah addresses the opening session of the newly elected parliament.
Kuwait’s parliament opens
Kuwaiti MP Marzuq al-Ghanim waves after being elected speaker of Kuwait's new parliament.
Kuwait’s parliament opens
Marzuq al-Ghanim (left) is congratulated by former speaker Ali al-Rashed (right) after being elected speaker of Kuwait's new parliament.
Kuwait’s parliament opens
Marzuq al-Ghanim (centre) is congratulated after being elected speaker of Kuwait's new parliament.
Kuwait’s parliament opens
Marzuq al-Ghanim addresses the parliament after being elected speaker of Kuwait's new parliament in Kuwait City.
Kuwait’s parliament opens
Parliamentary election registrations took place in June, with candidates having to register for the second time in eight months due to the political crisis that has stalled development in the wealthy Gulf state, as well as a boycott by the opposition.
Kuwait’s parliament opens
Voters elected the new parliament after going to the polls on 27 July, with judges and their aides counting votes long into the night after a higher turnout than previous polls.