Opposition scores major victory in Kuwait's parliamentary elections

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AMMAN — In a significant turn of events, the opposition emerged victorious in Kuwait's parliamentary elections held on Tuesday, securing a majority of seats in the country's 17th Parliament. اضافة اعلان

According to a local media outlet, opposition MPs garnered nearly 80 percent of the vote, while women managed to retain only one seat in the Kuwaiti Assembly.

Polling process
The polling process to elect members of the 17th Kuwaiti National Assembly began on Tuesday morning, marking the second parliamentary election in a span of just nine months.

A total of 207 candidates, including 17 women, vied for 50 seats, with the number of voters reaching an impressive 793,646. In order to ensure citizens could fully exercise their electoral rights, work in government departments was suspended for the day.

The voting process lasted for 12 hours and followed the single electoral vote system, as reported by the official Kuwait News Agency. Once the polls closed, the official results were announced, revealing the winners who would form the new assembly for the next four years.

Kuwait had scheduled the new parliamentary elections, named "Nation 2023," for June 6, following the dissolution of the elected parliament in 2020. The dissolution came after disagreements between the executive and legislative branches, prompting an Amiri decree last May.

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