KDSC pro­poses to amend the elec­toral con­stituen­cies

Re­di­vi­sion of ex­ist­ing 5 eyed

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: The par­lia­men­tary In­te­rior and De­fense Com­mit­tee re­ceived a pro­posal from Kuwait De­vel­op­ment Stud­ies Cen­ter (KDSC) to amend the elec­toral con­stituen­cies, re­ports Al-Na­har daily.

The cen­ter pro­posed re­di­vi­sion of the ex­ist­ing five elec­toral con­stituen­cies to have 10 sub-con­stituen­cies each - a to­tal of 50 sub-con­stituen­cies, in or­der to guar­an­tee fair­ness and jus­tice as it es­tab­lishes bet­ter con­tact be­tween can­di­dates and vot­ers.

The cen­ter ex­plained the pro­posal lo­cal­izes the idea of one vote as each sub-con­stituency votes for one can­di­date to form a to­tal of 50 rep­re­sen­ta­tives for the five elec­toral con­stituen­cies.

The pro­posal stressed the need to adopt a tech­no­log­i­cal method in the vot­ing process and tal­ly­ing, in­stead of the man­ual process.

The pro­posal also touched on the pos­si­bil­ity of in­tro­duc­ing new rules as fol­lows: a can­di­date should re­ceive half of the votes in his sub-con­stituency, pos­si­bil­ity of re­run be­tween can­di­dates with the high­est num­ber of votes, and the num­ber of vot­ers should be equal in each sub-con­stituency; mean­ing the sub-con­stituen­cies are divided based on the num­ber of vot­ers, not the pop­u­la­tion or ge­o­graph­i­cal area.

The cen­ter pointed out sev­eral ad­van­tages of the pro­posed elec­toral sys­tem: fa­cil­i­tate the elec­toral process es­pe­cially in the as­pect of tal­ly­ing and an­nounce­ment of win­ners, min­i­mizes vot­ing and tal­ly­ing er­rors which pre­vi­ously led to the change of the elec­toral sys­tem, pro­vides bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion plat­form be­tween the vot­ers and can­di­dates, and re­duces the cost of con­duct­ing elec­tions and cam­paign due to the smaller ge­o­graph­i­cal area that the au­thor­ity or the can­di­date has to cover. The pro­posal stip­u­lates re­view of the sys­tem ev­ery 10 years.

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The Kuwaiti Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety dis­trib­utes re­lief aid to Ye­meni peo­ple as partof Kuwait’s hu­man­i­tar­ian ac­tiv­i­ties.

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