Kuwait

National Assembly

Political system
Monarchy
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
When the election results are declared
Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
At the time of appointment
Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
On the last day of the chamber’s term (including in the case of early dissolution)
Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament/chamber
Authority that designates the Speaker when the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Not applicable
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State
Third
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
No
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
No

Speaker terms

The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house
Yes
Speaker's term
4 Years
Fixed election date for the Speaker, if any
No information available

Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
Yes
There is a Code of conduct for members
No

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2024)
Basic salary, per year
28,200 KWD
(2022)
Basic salary, per year in PPP
122,609
(2022)
Basic allowances
No information available
Names of the basic allowances

Car, mobile, laptop, newspapers, phone calls

Members pay income tax on salaries
No
Members pay income tax on allowances
No
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament
No
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament
No information available
Additional salaries and allowances provided for leadership positions
No information available

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
Yes
Office at parliament
Yes
Constituency office
No
Housing
No
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
No
Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker Yes
Committee Chair
Salary of the Speaker
27,600 KWD
Salary of the Speaker in PPP
153,333
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

Parliament Office

Parliament determines the amount of allowances
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

Parliament Office

Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
Yes
Reference scale used for parliamentary salaries
Ministerial salary
Year data was last reported
No information available

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament
Can be a member of parliament
Number of members of the parliament/chamber who are also members of the government
1
(2024)
Members for whom data is available
50
(2024)
Percentage of members of parliament/chamber who are also members of the government
100.0%
(2024-04 - 2024-12)

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No