Analysts say that due to his ruling style, Emir Sheikh Nawaf may delegate a larger portion of responsibilities to the new crown prince.

Kuwait’s newly appointed Crown Prince Sheikh Meshaal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah is sworn in, at the parliament in Kuwait City [Kuwait TV/Reuters]

Kuwait’s parliament has unanimously voted to endorse Sheikh Meshaal Al Ahmad Al Sabah as crown prince a day after the new emir named him for the post.

Sheikh Meshaal arrived in parliament shortly after the vote on Thursday, taking his oath in front of Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah as the new crown prince, Kuwait’s news agency KUNY reported.

In televised remarks, Sheikh Meshaal said Kuwait would uphold its regional and international commitments

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