Unlawful consultations will be stamped out: Interior Minister
36 more candidates join race
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) will use the full force of law to quell any forms of ‘illegal consultations’ amongst candidates contesting upcoming parliamentary elections, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said yesterday.
Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled paid a visit to the administration of elections affairs to oversee preparations for the forthcoming elections, a statement issued by the ministry noted. Speaking on these consultations, he said it is incumbent upon the nation’s security apparatus to uphold the law, adding that the country’s leadership is adamant that this democratic event would go off without a hitch.
Moreover, the Interior Minister said that the MoI will spare no effort to ensure seamless and successful elections, noting that the world will be watching this democratic spectacle unfold. He also urged all hopefuls standing for elections to keep the nation’s best interests at heart. Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled also encouraged the electorate to cast their votes for the good of the nation, thanking the Ministry of Information and other bodies involved for their commitment to the electoral process.
Candidates contesting upcoming parliamentary elections slated for November 26th continued to file their candidacies on Wednesday, as some 36 candidates have registered to join the race. The First Constituency yielded the following four candidates: Ibrahim Al-Kandari, Hussein Al-Bahrani, Issa Al-Ostath and Yousef AlBaloushi. The second Constituency produced seven candidates, who were: Ahmad Lari, Khaled Al-Dhaferi, Shail Al-Banai, Abdulrahman Al-Anjari, Adnan Al-Qabandi, Ali Maqadas and Awda Al-Ruwaii. Meanwhile, Khaled Dehrab and Jassim Shemsa registered in the Third Constituency, while Ahmad Abdullah, Bader AlJassar, Hussein Al-Daihani, Hamad Al-Shimmeri, Khalaf Al-Arbid, Rabee Al-Bughaili and Mutlaq Al-Enezi registered in the Fourth Constituency.
The fifth Constituency churned out the lion’s share of candidates of the day in Bader Al-Attiya, Hassan Al-Otaibi, Humoud Al-Kuthair, Saeed Al-Muri, Talal Al-Mutairi, Ayidh Al-Otaibi, Abdullah Al-Otaibi, Abdulhadi Ahmadi, Fahad Al-Azmi, Mohmmad Al-Doussari, Mohammad Al-Sawagh, Mutlaq Al-Otaibi, Mutlaq Ghazi AlOtaibi, Nasser Al-Doussari, Nawaf Al-Otaibi and Yousef Al-Mazidi. Moreover, the number of candidates that have hitherto registered has now risen to 358 with the withdrawal of one candidate, as registration closes on Friday October 28. —KUNA
KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Sabah is pictured during his visit to the administration of elections affairs. —Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat