List of prime ministers of Kuwait

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The Prime Minister of Kuwait is the head of government of Kuwait. As the third most powerful official in the country, following the Emir of Kuwait and Speaker of the National Assembly, the prime minister leads the executive branch of the Government of Kuwait.

Prime Minister of the
State of Kuwait
Emblem of Kuwait.svg
Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah 2014 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

since November 19, 2019 (2019-11-19)
Executive Branch of the Government of Kuwait
Cabinet of the State of Kuwait
ResidenceNo official residence
SeatKuwait City, Kuwait
AppointerEmir of Kuwait
Term lengthFour years
unlimited renewal
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Kuwait
FormationNovember 11, 1962
First holderAbdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
January 17, 1962
(held post during the drafting of the Constitution)
WebsiteDiwan of His Highness the Prime Minister

Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait during the period of Kuwait's independence, appointed himself the first Prime Minister of Kuwait on 17 January 1962, after the Constituent Assembly was elected to draft the Constitution.

Until 2003, the Crown Prince of Kuwait was usually appointed to the office of prime minister.

List of officeholders (1962–present)Edit

Source:[1]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
عبدالله السالم الصباح
(1895–1965)
17 January 1962 26 January 1963 1 year, 9 days
2   Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
صباح السالم الصباح
(1913–1977)
2 February 1963 27 November 1965 2 years, 298 days
3   Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
جابر الأحمد الصباح
(1926–2006)
27 November 1965 8 February 1978 12 years, 73 days
4   Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah
سعد السالم الصباح
(1930–2008)
[a]
8 February 1978 13 July 2003 25 years, 155 days
5   Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح
(1929–2020)
13 July 2003 30 January 2006 2 years, 201 days
6 Nasser Al-Sabah
ناصر الصباح
(born 1940)
7 February 2006 28 November 2011 5 years, 294 days
7   Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
جابر المبارك الحمد الصباح
(born 1942)
30 November 2011 19 November 2019 7 years, 354 days
8   Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
صباح الخالد الصباح
(born 1953)
19 November 2019 Incumbent 1 year, 310 days

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In exile in Ta'if, Saudi Arabia between 2 August 1990 and 15 March 1991, due to the Iraqi invasion and occupation, and the subsequent Gulf War.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History Of PM". The Government of Kuwait. Retrieved 1 June 2019.