Al-Qabas They should apol­o­gize

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Ad­bel­latif Al-Duaij

Can­di­dates who pre­vi­ously boy­cotted the elec­tions claim­ing the il­le­gal­ity of the onevote de­cree but are run­ning this time round have the right to re­vert to the right thing and re­choose, and they should not be rep­ri­manded, as the case is cur­rently, by many gloaters. If we re­proach all those who cor­rect their mis­takes, then no one will be cor­rected, and no one will back down from their mis­takes.

But in re­al­ity, most of them de­serve to be re­buked, as some said they still op­pose elec­tions ac­cord­ing to the one-vote sys­tem and be­lieve that it is il­le­gal, or the il­le­gal­ity of the elec­tions in gen­eral. It means that they are con­tra­dict­ing them­selves, and they con­demn them­selves with­out re­al­iz­ing it and we have the right to ask them with ridicule: Then why are you run­ning?

There is a huge dif­fer­ence be­tween con­sid­er­ing the elec­tions held ac­cord­ing to the one-vote sys­tem be­ing un­suit­able ac­cord­ing to one view, and this view adopts the is­sue of chang­ing it in the next Assem­bly, which many be­lieve in in­clud­ing my­self; and re­ject­ing it and ac­cus­ing it of be­ing il­le­gal by a can­di­date who is hop­ing to win ac­cord­ing to it.

The can­di­date who re­jects the one-vote de­cree and doubts its le­git­i­macy also doubts the le­git­i­macy of his own elec­tion. Not only this, he also doubts and can­cels any laws or leg­is­la­tions is­sued by the com­ing Assem­bly in which he will par­tic­i­pate if he suc­ceeds. It is the right of any­one, based on the be­liefs and state­ments of this MP, to doubt the next Assem­bly and all its leg­is­la­tions.

The re­gret­ful thing is that the cur­rent can­di­dates who were pre­vi­ously boy­cotting are try­ing to save face by con­tin­u­ing with the role of hero­ism and pi­o­neer­ing by in­sist­ing on re­ject­ing the one-vote sys­tem, based on which they are can­di­dates. You boy­cotted, and your con­stituents or the Kuwaiti peo­ple backed the one-vote de­cree through con­sti­tu­tional chan­nels rep­re­sented by the con­sti­tu­tional court or through the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the ma­jor­ity in the elec­tions.

If your boy­cott has le­git­i­macy, you would have con­tin­ued the boy­cott and the re­jec­tion of the de­cree that you still op­pose, but the Kuwaiti voter, not the author­ity as the gloaters are pro­mot­ing, forced you to suc­cumb to re­al­ity and par­tic­i­pate in the elec­tions ac­cord­ing to the de­cree that was given the le­git­i­macy and re­quired pop­u­lar ac­cep­tance. So, the best you can do cur­rently is apol­o­gize to the voter first and ad­mit re­al­ity. Then work if you win on pass­ing the leg­is­la­tion you see fit.

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