Civil society group hails ‘transparent’ parliament elections

The National Assembly

KUWAIT: A local civil society group on Sunday touted the “transparency and integrity” of Kuwait’s parliamentary elections, a day after Kuwaitis headed to the polls to elect a new parliament in a vote overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Kuwait managed to hold elections in due time, whereas some 73 countries were forced to delay polls because of the pandemic,” the National Integrity Society said in a statement, thanking all state bodies involved for their contributions towards the organization of the polls.

It acknowledged the efforts of interior ministry personnel in dealing with any glitches amid the vote, saying the electoral process and subsequent ballot counting were held in a “transparent manner.” The group went on to applaud the “competence” of state television and local dailies alike as they provided the nation with up to the minute coverage while the vote unfolded. – KUNA