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Senior citizens would have a say in elections

KUWAIT: With every parliamentary elections in Kuwait, the majority of citizens discuss policies, candidates characters and preferences most often, and seniors are no exception. The role of seniors in every…

Waste of public spending, corruption key challenges

Interview with candidate Alia Al-Khalid KUWAIT: Kuwait Times is interviewing candidates for the upcoming parliamentary polls as part of a series examining the challenges and problems facing Kuwait. Yesterday we…

Opposition candidates vow to grill interior minister; Campaigns end today

KUWAIT: The election campaign became very intense in the past few days with opposition hopefuls and pro-government candidates trading accusations of corruption and conspiracies. Opposition candidates focused their attention on…

Unruffled Ghanem hits back at critics, lists achievements

Ex-speaker charges he is being targeted by a gang KUWAIT: Speaker of the dissolved National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanem, under fire by leading opposition figures, yesterday hit back in a composed…

Constitutional court throws out petition against election

Opposition raises stakes KUWAIT: The constitutional court yesterday threw out a petition calling to call off the Nov 26 parliamentary election because the Amiri decree dissolving the National Assembly last…

Kuwaiti women judges to oversee polls for first time

KUWAIT: For the first time in the country’s history, Kuwaiti women will be among judicial authorities overseeing a national election in Kuwait. Since 2015, 22 Kuwaiti women have won positions…

Kandari targets housing, employment, health and education as top priorities

‘My Homeland will Always be Beautiful’ KUWAIT: Former MP Abdulkareem Al-Kandari is running in the Assembly elections from the third constituency for the second time. When he succeeded in the…

Interior Ministry assures seamless election process

KUWAIT: All procedures will be in place to ensure that the election process will proceed smoothly and flawlessly, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah…

Top court bars Sheikh Malek, Hashem, Dahoum, 18 others

Constitutional court to assess election petition today KUWAIT: The court of cassation yesterday ruled to prevent 21 candidates – including a number of former MPs – from contesting Saturday’s snap…

Change must come from within the parliament: Faraz Al-Mutairi

KUWAIT: As part of its series of interviews with candidates ahead of next Saturday’s National Assembly elections, Kuwait Times spoke with fourth constituency candidate Faraz Mohammed Faraz Al-Mutairi, who spoke…

Constitutional court accepts petition against elections

Opposition candidates demand political reforms KUWAIT: The constitutional court yesterday accepted a petition calling for scrapping the Nov 26 general elections on the basis that the Amiri decree dissolving the…

New automated querying service introduced ahead of elections

KUWAIT: Ministry of Interior has invented an automated querying service to enable voters cast their ballots easily besides posting various posters of candidates and polling centers. And through punching the…