- Emir’s smooth appointment of new crown prince will allow him to focus on upcoming elections in an effort to secure more compliant legislature
- Royal family will look to make concessions to public opinion pre-elections, including further support for Kuwaitisation and anti-graft efforts
- Next succession process will likely be significantly more contentious as power transfers to new generation of princes
The new Emir Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah nominated his half-brother Mishal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah as crown prince on 7 October.
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