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Kuwait

Kuwait: Political System

Based on flag descriptions by Countryaah.com, Kuwait is an emirate with an Islamic hereditary monarchy of the Al-Sabah family. The head of state and supreme holder of executive power is the emir elected by the ruling dynasty. The legislature lies with the National Assembly, which consists of 50 elected members, and the Cabinet with 16 people. Executive power rests with the emir and the ministers he appoints, including the prime minister. The office of prime minister and important ministries are mostly occupied by members of the ruling family.

Kuwait: Political System

Citizens aged 21 and over are entitled to vote. Members of the armed forces and security forces are not eligible to vote. There are no political parties in Kuwait, hence no opposition.

According to Digopaul.com, the official name of the country is:

State of Kuwait (Daulat Al-Kuwait)

In Arabic it is

Watanil Kuwait Salemta Lilmajdi

Wa Ala Jabeenoka Tali-Ossadi

Watanil Kuwait

Watanil Kuwait

Watanil Kuwait Salemta Lilmajdi.Ya Mahda Abaa-il Ola Katabou

Sefral Khloudi Fanadati Shohobo

Allaho Akbar Ehnahom Arabo

Talaat Kawakebo Jannatil Kholdi

Watanil Kuwait Salemta Lilmajdi.Bourekta Ya Watanil Kuwaita Lana

Sakanan Wa Eshta Alal Mada Watana

Yafdeeka Horron Fi Hemaka Bana

Sarhol Hayati Be Akramil Aydi

Watanil Kuwait Salemta Lilmajdi.Took meeka Ya Watani Wa Shahidona

Sharoul Hoda Wal Haqqo Ra-EdonaWa Amirona Lil Ezzi Qa-Edona

Rabbol Hamiyati Sadqol Waadi

Watanil Kuwait Salemta Lilmajdi.

And in the English translation:

Kuwait, Kuwait, Kuwait,

My country,

In peace live, in dignity,

Your face bright,

Your face bright,

Your face bright with majesty,

Kuwait, Kuwait, Kuwait,

My country.Oh cradle of ancestry,

Who put down its memory,

With everlasting symmetry,

Showing all eternity,

Those Arabs were Heavenly,

Kuwait, Kuwait, Kuwait,

My country.Blessed be

My country,

A homeland for harmony,

Warded by true sentry,

Giving their souls aptly,

Building high its history,

Kuwait, Kuwait, Kuwait,

My country.We're for you, My country,

Led by faith and loyalty,

With its Prince equally,

Fencing us all fairly,

With warm love and verity,

Kuwait, Kuwait, Kuwait,

My country,

In peace live, in dignity.refrain

Kuwait flag and coat of arms

Kuwait: People we know

Politicians and rulers

Sabah I was the first Sheikh of Kuwait from 1756 to 1762.

Abdullah I was the second Sheikh of Kuwait from 1762 to 1814.

Jabir I was the third Sheikh of Kuwait from 1814 to 1859.

Sabah II was the fourth Sheikh of Kuwait from 1859 to 1866.

Abdullah II was the fifth sheikh from 1866 to 1892.

Muhammad was the sixth Sheikh of Kuwait from 1892 to 1896.

Mubarak was the seventh Sheikh of Kuwait from 1896 to 1915.

Jabir II was the eighth Sheikh of Kuwait from 1915 to 1917.

Salim was the ninth Sheikh of Kuwait from 1917 to 1921.

Ahmad al-Jabir as-Sabah was the tenth Sheikh of Kuwait from 1921 to 1950.

Abdullah III. was the first emir of Kuwait from 1950 to 1965.

Sabbah III. was the second emir of Kuwait from 1965 to 1977.

Jabir III. was the third emir of Kuwait from 1977 to 1990.

Jabir III. was the fourth emir of Kuwait from 1991 to 2006.

Sa'ad I was the fifth emir of Kuwait in 2006.

Sabah IV. Has been the Emir of Kuwait since 2006.

 

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