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Election hopefuls kick off campaigns with much gaiety

KUWAIT: Parliamentary candidates across the nation kicked off their election campaigns amid a palpable democratic atmosphere, many of them employing unconventional forms of entertainment in a bid to entice voters.…

Qudhaibi claims govt protecting corrupt people

‘Restore citizenships’ KUWAIT: Former MP Ahmad Al-Qudhaibi said yesterday that by delaying the application of the anti-corruption legislation, the government has effectively promoted corruption. The government was supposed to have…

Sweets shops vie to lure voters

KUWAIT: Hospitality shops are competing during the election campaigns to record a significant presence in the electoral headquarters of the candidates for the parliamentary elections slated for November 26 by…

TV channel referred to prosecution for violating e-media law

Popular Movement slams government KUWAIT: Campaigning for the Nov 26 snap elections kicked off with calls from almost all quarters for Kuwaiti voters to elect a strong National Assembly to…

Candidate demands reviewing all laws issued in last 10 years

Hashim confident young Kuwaitis can ‘make a difference’ KUWAIT: Parliamentary candidate Salah Al-Hashim has declared he has two main goals for contesting the upcoming National Assembly elections – to promote…

Candidate defends expats’ rights: We can’t live without foreigners

Faridoon tackles environment, labor rights, education KUWAIT: Hussein Faridoon is a candidate from the second district running in the National Assembly elections for the first time. He is an author…

454 hopefuls sign for polls as opposition makes a comeback

KUWAIT: As many as 454 candidates including 15 women have registered their names to run in next month’s parliamentary elections and the opposition has almost ended its four-year boycott by…

Dashti registers but still faces appeal

‘Prominent opposition figures throw hats into ring’ KUWAIT: The administrative court yesterday rejected a government objection to its ruling to allow former Shiite MP Abdulhameed Dashti to file his nomination…

Another 55 candidates Join the electoral race

KUWAIT: Some 55 candidates joined the electoral race on the ninth day of registration yesterday, a month away from parliamentary elections slated for November 26th. The First Constituency yielded the…

Young people must become aware of challenges: Marafi

Candidate focuses on youth, healthcare, national unity KUWAIT: Dr Kazem Marafie, a practicing surgeon since 1977, is running in the National Assembly elections for the first time with the aim…

Unlawful consultations will be stamped out: Interior Minister

36 more candidates join race KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) will use the full force of law to quell any forms of ‘illegal consultations’ amongst candidates contesting upcoming parliamentary…

MoI working on new draft bill to amend DNA test law

‘Court allows Dashti to contest polls; Rashed not running’ KUWAIT: The interior ministry is working on a new draft bill amending DNA law 78/2015, responding to directives by HH the…