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Kuwait's new emir is Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf, says cabinet

KUWAIT, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah was named emir by the country’s cabinet to succeed his brother Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah who died on Tuesday.

The cabinet announcement was read out on state television. Under the Gulf Arab state’s constitution the crown prince automatically becomes emir and assumes power after taking oath in parliament. (Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous)

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