KUWAIT CITY, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday named Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as the Crown Prince of Kuwait, according to Amiri Diwan, which serves as the royal palace of the Kuwaiti emir.

The nomination will be put to a vote at the Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) on Thursday.

According to the Kuwaiti constitution, if the nomination does not win the majority of the votes at the National Assembly, the Emir must submit three other names, one of which the parliament must approve.

Born in 1940, Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is the seventh son of the 10th ruler of Kuwait and a brother of the previous emir who passed away on Sept. 29.

He has served as deputy chief of the Kuwait National Guard since 2004.