Un­law­ful con­sul­ta­tions will be stamped out: In­te­rior Min­is­ter

36 more can­di­dates join race

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

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.

Elec­toral race

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

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