List of prime ministers of Kuwait

Politics of Kuwait Government of Kuwait Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
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Prime Minister of the
State of Kuwait
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Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

since November 19, 2019 (2019-11-19)
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.

List of officeholders (1962–present)

List of the Prime Ministers of Kuwait:[1]

Portrait Name
Term of office
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Shaikh Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah.jpg Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
17 January 1962 26 January 1963 1 year,

9 days

2 Emblem of Kuwait.svg Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
2 February 1963 27 November 1965 2 years,

298 days

3 عميد الصحافة ناصر العثمان الفخرو مع أمير الكويت السابق الشيخ جابر الأحمد الصباح.jpg Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
27 November 1965 8 February 1978 12 years,

72 days

4 Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah.jpg Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah
8 February 1978 13 July 2003** 25 years,

157 days

5 Sheikh Sabah IV.jpg Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
13 July 2003 30 January 2006 2 years,

199 days

6 HH-Sh-Nasser-AlSabah2.jpg Nasser Al-Sabah
7 February 2006 28 November 2011 5 years,

294 days

7 Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.jpg Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
30 November 2011 19 November 2019 7 years,

348 days

8 Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah 2014 (cropped).jpg Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
19 November 2019 Incumbent 4 Months,

129 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

See also


  1. ^ "History Of PM". The Government of Kuwait. Retrieved 1 June 2019.