By-elections on March 16

KUWAIT: The government will organize by-elections in the second and third constituencies on March 16 after the court of cassation sentenced two MPs to prison terms. The government, in a meeting chaired by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, received a letter from National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem officially declaring the seats of MPs Waleed Al-Tabtabaei and Jamaan Al-Harbash vacant, an official statement said. The Cabinet assigned Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah to prepare for by-elections in these constituencies on March 16. – KUNA