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Inflation, housing and stability top voters’ concerns

KUWAIT: Kuwaitis of both genders, older and younger, headed to the polls yesterday to select a new 50-member parliament. Issues like inflation, housing, the rise of sectarianism and tribalism were…

High turnout as Kuwaitis voted amid pressing economic, security challenges

Opposition’s return energized the elections KUWAIT: Kuwaitis went to the polls yesterday for the first election contested by the opposition in nearly four years amid fresh disputes over cuts in…

Voters optimistic that that new parliament will be more productive

KUWAIT: The first hours at the polling stations for the 2016 parliamentary elections yesterday saw a moderate turnout of all age groups. Senior citizens were seen casting their ballots in…

Candidates who care for people will win: voters

KUWAIT: Several citizens from the fourth constituency expressed confidence that candidates who care for the people will win, adding they expect a good number of opposition MPs to be victorious,…

Elderly voters early birds at polling stations

KUWAIT: Various polling stations across the country yesterday witnessed an influx of senior citizens since opening of polls at 8:00 am local time. The senior citizens were very eager to…

Twenty-two female prosecutors supervise elections for 1st time

KUWAIT: Some 22 female prosecutors took their seats yesterday at the main and sub-committees overseeing the 2016 parliamentary elections for the first time in the history of Kuwait. The female…

Supreme leadership keen on smooth polling process: Interior Minister

Ministry warns against taking photos of voting papers KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah asserted yesterday that the supreme leadership represented by His Highness…

Kuwaitis head to polls to elect new parliament

KUWAIT: Kuwaitis are set to head to the polls today to elect 50 members of the National Assembly in parliamentary elections that will set in motion parliament’s 15th legislative term.…

Election silence in effect today – ‘KD 5,000 fine for violators

KUWAIT: A day ahead of the National Assembly (parliament) elections, for the 15th Legislative Term, due tomorrow, election silence takes effect in Kuwait as of today. The law provides that…

Kuwaitis must bring original citizenship card to cast ballot

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti voters who visit polling stations tomorrow to vote in the 2016 parliamentary elections are requested to bring their original citizenship cards to be stamped by the judge according…

Kuwait Elections 2016: Understanding the constituencies

Kuwaitis head to the polls tomorrow to elect a new 50-seat national assembly to replace the outgoing house which was dissolved by the Amir after almost three and a half…

Candidate wants no Govt healthcare for expats

KUWAIT: Candidate Sami Al-Dabbous called on the government to stop providing healthcare for expatriates at public hospitals and replace it with a health insurance scheme. The candidate said that every…