Kuwait's Cabinet tenders its resignation

By the Associated Press | June 25, 2012 | 1:27 PM EDT

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's minister of information says the Cabinet has submitted its resignation following the dissolution of parliament last week.

Monday's move is seen as a formality, but it further muddies the OPEC member's political future. Kuwait's constitutional court last week ruled that parliamentary elections held in February were unconstitutional, and it restored the previous legislature.

Information Minister Mohammed Abdullah Al-Sabah described the Cabinet's latest decision as a procedural step aimed at complying with the court ruling.

If Kuwait's ruler accepts the resignation, lawmakers will be able to form a new government.

The previous parliament set to be reinstated is seen as more liberal and supportive of the government than the one elected in February, which is dominated by hard-line Islamists and conservative tribal allies.