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Kuwait cabinet resigns after elections nullified

The Kuwaiti cabinet submitted its resignation to the oil-rich Gulf state's ruler on Monday, days after the top court nullified legislative elections, the private Al-Rai television channel reported.

KUWAIT CITY // The Kuwaiti cabinet submitted its resignation to the oil-rich Gulf state's ruler on Monday, days after the top court nullified legislative elections, the private Al-Rai television channel reported.

The cabinet was formed just over four months ago following a February parliamentary election in which the opposition scored an impressive victory, achieving a majority.

It was the ninth cabinet to resign in the OPEC member since February, 2006. Two of the cabinet's 16 ministers had been forced to quit over the past few weeks.