List of Prime Ministers of Kuwait

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Prime Minister of the
State of Kuwait
Executive Branch of the Government of Kuwait
Cabinet of the State of Kuwait
Residence No official residence
Seat Kuwait City, Kuwait
Appointer Emir of Kuwait
Term length Four years
unlimited renewal
Constituting instrument Constitution of Kuwait
Formation November 11, 1962
First holder Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
January 17, 1962
(held post during the drafting of the Constitution)
Website Diwan of His Highness the Prime Minister

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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.

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.

Prime Ministers of Kuwait (1962–present)[1]

# Name
Picture Took Office Left Office
1 Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Gamal Abdel Nasser with Shaikh Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah.jpg 17 January 1962 26 January 1963
2 Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah
80px 2 February 1963 27 November 1965
3 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah 1998.jpg 27 November 1965 8 February 1978
4 Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Coat of arms of Kuwait.svg 8 February 1978 13 July 2003**
5 Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Sheikh Sabah IV.jpg 13 July 2003 30 January 2006
6 Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
80px 7 February 2006 28 November 2011
7 Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
80px 30 November 2011 Incumbent


* resumed office
** In exile in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia between 2 August 1990 and 15 March 1991 due to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

See also