Kuwaitis start voting to elect new parliament

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwaitis started casting votes Thursday in a snap poll to elect the fourth parliament in less than six years with unofficial polls showing the opposition in the lead.

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Published: Thu 2 Feb 2012, 11:26 AM

Last updated: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 9:26 PM

Twenty-three women are among 286 candidates running for the 50-seat legislative body, after one of the fiercest campaigns since OPEC member Kuwait introduced democracy in 1962.
Kuwait’s Amir dissolved the previous parliament in December after months of political upheaval, including anti-government mobs storming the chamber.
Results are expected Friday for the 50-seat assembly.

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