Read the results of the parliamentary elections in Kuwait…these are their full details

The results of the parliamentary elections in Kuwait showed a decline in the opposition, which had maintained an absolute majority in the dissolved parliament, as it lost 5 seats, but it still enjoys a majority in parliament, as the number of its representatives in the new council is estimated between 20 and 25, in addition to 11 representatives classified as close to it.

The slight decline in the opposition’s strength raises questions about the future of its relationship with the new Kuwaiti government that will be formed during the next two weeks, as well as its ability to implement its legislative programs that include political and economic reforms and improving the citizen’s standard of living.

The Kuwaiti opposition says that it succeeded in finding cooperation with the previous government to complete a clear legislative map that was not completed due to the dissolution of Parliament.

It is noteworthy that non-elected ministers are considered members of the Council by virtue of their positions, and their number does not exceed one-third of the members of Parliament.

Previous governments used their weight in Parliament, and through their alliances with representatives from different political backgrounds, to influence the work of the Council, especially the election of the president and parliamentary committees and the approval of legislation.

The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, had harshly criticized the previous council and government, saying that some aspects of this cooperation on some key issues had come at the expense of the nation’s interest.

The opposition is made up of a broad spectrum that includes Islamists, liberals, independents, Shiite and tribal representatives, who come together on main topics, the most important of which is combating corruption and achieving political and economic reforms.

The Islamists maintained their 17 seats despite the loss of the largest organized political movement, Hadas (Brotherhood movement), of two of its four seats. However, the Salafist movement and the independent Salafists retained their nine seats.

As for the Shiite representatives of all political orientations, they strengthened their presence with an additional seat to obtain 8 seats in the new parliament.

For their part, the tribes strengthened their presence by obtaining two additional seats, bringing the number to 29 representatives belonging to different political movements.

It is noteworthy that political parties are not licensed in Kuwait, which makes the classification of winners subject to diligence and varying classifications, especially since some representatives change their political convictions that they announced during their election campaigns.

As for the women, 11 of whom ran in these elections, they won only one seat for Jinan Bushahri, while the performance of the other 10 was very modest, as they only received dozens of votes, despite the fact that the number of female voters’ votes exceeds those of female voters.

However, 7 new representatives entered, making the change rate 18% over the previous council.

The turnout rate in the last elections was 62.1%, which is a low percentage compared to the turnout rates in the Kuwaiti elections, as it ranged between 89.7% in the 1981 elections, and the lowest was 51.6% in 1971, while the percentages were close to 70% in most of them.

200 candidates competed in these elections for 50 seats, while the total number of voters reached 834,733, including 405,948 male and 428,785 female voters, distributed among 5 electoral districts, each of which elects 10 representatives.

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