Kuwaiti Prime Minister, Jaber Mubarak Al Sabah presented his cabinet’s resignation to the emir on Thursday, amid calls by lawmakers to hold no-confidence votes on individual ministers.
Government spokesman Tareq al-Mezrem said the resignation was so that there could be a “re-arranging (of) the cabinet,” but did not give further details.
Parliament has held several sessions questioning ministers in recent weeks.
On Tuesday, 10 lawmakers filed a request to the parliamentary speaker to hold a no-confidence vote on Interior Minister Khaled al-Jarrah Al Sabah.
Kuwait’s cabinet often presents its resignation in order to prevent parliament from questioning or holding no-confidence votes on individual ministers, particularly if they are members of the ruling family.
Emir Sabah al-Ahmed Al Sabah has previously accepted the cabinet’s resignation and was tasked with forming another government.
Thursday’s resignation also comes ahead of parliamentary elections for the 50-member National Assembly, expected to take place in early 2020.
While Kuwait’s parliament is one of the more influential in the Arab world as it frequently subjects ministers to detailed questioning, power remains in the hands of the ruling Al Sabah family, with the government appointed directly by the emir.