List of Prime Ministers of Kuwait

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Prime Minister of the
State of Kuwait
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Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.jpg
Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

since November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30)
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
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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][edit]

No. Name
Portrait Term of office Time in office
1 Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Shaikh Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah.jpg 17 January 1962 26 January 1963 1 year, 9 days
2 Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Emblem of Kuwait.svg 2 February 1963 27 November 1965 2 years, 298 days
3 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
عميد الصحافة ناصر العثمان الفخرو مع أمير الكويت السابق الشيخ جابر الأحمد الصباح.jpg 27 November 1965 8 February 1978 12 years, 72 days
4 Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah.jpg 8 February 1978 13 July 2003** 25 years,157 days
5 Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Sheikh Sabah IV.jpg 13 July 2003 30 January 2006 2 years, 199 days
6 Nasser Al-Sabah
HH-Sh-Nasser-AlSabah2.jpg 7 February 2006 28 November 2011 5 years, 294 days
7 Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.jpg 30 November 2011 Incumbent 7 years, 27 days


* resumed office
** in exile in Ta'if, Saudi Arabia between 2 August 1990 and 15 March 1991 due to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait

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