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Kuwait vote hands Islamist-led opposition more seats

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Islamist-led opposition made significant gains in a snap election, while women candidates did not win a single seat in the Gulf state’s fourth parliament in six years, official results of the ballot showed on Friday. The country’s ruler, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, called the vote in December after dissolving the chamber in response …


Islamist-led opposition favorites as Kuwaitis vote

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwaitis were casting ballots Thursday in a snap vote to elect the fourth parliament in less than six years, with pollsters predicting a solid victory for the Islamist-led opposition. The vote in the wealthy Gulf state, which follows an especially tense campaign and some outbursts of violence, seeks to end political disputes that …


Kuwait votes in polls hoping to end deadlock

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwaitis head to the ballot box next month for the fourth time in six years in a crucial poll, hoping to end lingering political disputes and to put the oil-rich Gulf state’s economy back on track. The polls will be held against the backdrop of heightened sectarian tensions between the majority Sunni Muslims …


Kuwait emir sets parliamentary election for Feb. 2

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Sunday decreed that an early parliamentary election would take place on Feb. 2, the privately-owned Al-Rai television reported. The decision comes nearly two weeks after the emir dissolved parliament following the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah last month in one of …


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