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Al-Shamali oil minister in new Kuwait cabinet.

Mustapha Al-Shamali was appointed oil minister in Kuwait's new Cabinet, state news agency Kuna said on Sunday after a parliamentary election in the major crude producer last month.

The position was previously held on an acting basis by Al-Shamali, after his predecessor, Hani Hussein, resigned in May under pressure from parliament.

Oil policy in the Opec member state is set by a Supreme Oil Council, so ministerial Done under the direction of a supervisor; not involving discretion or policymaking.

Ministerial describes an act or a function that conforms to an instruction or a prescribed procedure. It connotes obedience.
 changes are less important than in other countries.

The Finance Ministry, which Shamali previously led, will now be headed by Salem Abdelaziz Al-Sabah, while Mohamed Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah will serve as interior minister, a decree by Kuwait's emir said.

The July 27 parliamentary election brought in an assembly seen as more amenable AMENABLE. Responsible; subject to answer in a court of justice liable to punishment.  to the government than some of its predecessors, raising hopes that economic development projects will move forward in the country.

Kuwait's ruler reappointed Sheikh sheikh
 or shaykh

Among Arabic-speaking tribes, especially Bedouin, the male head of the family, as well as of each successively larger social unit making up the tribal structure. The sheikh is generally assisted by an informal tribal council of male elders.
 Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah as prime minister after the election and asked him to form a new Cabinet.

The ruling Al-Sabah family traditionally holds top posts in the government. - Reuters

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