49 MPs rep­re­sented 1st con­stituency till 2013

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KUWAIT: Forty nine MPs had suc­ceeded in rep­re­sent­ing the first con­stituency in the last 12 par­lia­men­tary rounds from 1981 till 2013. The 1st con­stituency was con­sid­ered one of the big­gest con­stituen­cies in the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the gov­ern­ments dur­ing the said pe­riod. On the par­lia­men­tary rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the 1st con­stituency dur­ing that pe­riod which grouped the 1st, 4th, 8th, 12th and 13th in the 25 con­stituen­cies for­ma­tion, MP Ad­nan Syed Abdul Samad, (win­ner of the Fe­bru­ary and De­cem­ber par­lia­ments 2012, which were in­val­i­dated by the Con­sti­tu­tional Court, and par­lia­ment of 2013) came first in the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the con­stituency for eight leg­isla­tive terms.

He was fol­lowed by MP Ab­dul­lah Yousef Al-Roumi, who rep­re­sented the con­stituency for seven leg­isla­tive terms, whereas MPs Has­san Ab­dul­lah Jo­har and Saleh Ah­mad Ashour, (win­ner of the Fe­bru­ary and De­cem­ber par­lia­ments 2012, both were in­val­i­dated by the Con­sti­tu­tional Court and his mem­ber­ship in the 2013 par­lia­ment) rep­re­sented the con­stituency for six leg­isla­tive terms, fol­lowed by Hus­sein Ali Al-Qal­laf, (win­ner in the Fe­bru­ary and De­cem­ber 2012) that was in­val­i­dated by the con­sti­tu­tional Court) and Salem Ab­dul­lah Al-Ham­mad and Mikhled Rashid Al-Azmi, rep­re­sented the con­stituency in five leg­isla­tive terms. Then came Nasser Ab­du­laziz Sarkhou, Ab­dul­mohsen AlMadaj, Ahmed Abdul Mohsen Al-Mu­laifi, Salah Khor­shid, Abdul Wahid Al-Awadhi, Hus­sein Al-Hu­raiti and Dr Yousef Al-Zalza­leh, (win­ner of De­cem­ber 2012 par­lia­ment that was in­val­i­dated by the Con­sti­tu­tional Court) rep­re­sented the con­stituency for three leg­isla­tive terms.

Two terms

Af­ter that, Khaled Al-Ju­ma­ian, yaqoub Mo­hammed Hay­ati, Dr Ah­mad Al-Ru­bie, Ab­bas Al-Khud­hari, Ja­mal Al-Kan­deri, Ah­mad Lari, (mem­ber in the in­val­i­dated Fe­bru­ary par­lia­ment), Faisal, Al-Duwaisan (win­ner of the in­val­i­dated Fe­bru­ary and De­cem­ber 2012 par­lia­ment) and 2013 par­lia­ment, rep­re­sented the con­stituency for two leg­isla­tive terms.

MPs Faisal Al-Qathibi, Bader Al-Mud­haf, Ahmed Al-Tukhaim, Esa Al-Mazidi, Mur­dhi AlUthainah, Khaled Al-Wasmi, Naser Al-Rowd­han, Ab­dul­lah Al-Nafifi, Rashed Al-Juwaisri, Ali AlBaghli, Is­mael Al-Shatti, Hmoud Al-Ruqba, Jasem Al-Mud­haf, Ab­dul­mohsen Ja­mal, Ah­mad ALShuhomi and Dr Ma­souma Al-Mubarak (win­ner in the in­val­i­dated De­cem­ber 2012 par­lia­ment, Mo­ham­mad Hasan Al-Kan­deri (mem­ber in the in­val­i­dated Fe­bru­ary 2012 par­lia­ment), Essa Ah­mad Al-Kan­deri, Mubarak Salem Al-Ha­rees, Ab­dul­lah Al-Tu­raiji, Kamil Al-Awadhi, Mo­ham­mad Mur­wee and Ab­del­hameed Dashti (mem­ber in the 2013 par­lia­ment fol­low­ing in­val­i­da­tion of mem­ber­ship of Al-Mubarak by the Con­sti­tu­tional Court, all rep­re­sented the con­stituency for one leg­isla­tive term.

The par­lia­men­tary life in Kuwait had wit­nessed an un­prece­dented move in 2012 when the par­lia­ment of Fe­bru­ary was in­val­i­dated by the Con­sti­tu­tional Court, thus, in­val­i­dat­ing mem­ber­ship of Usama Al-Sha­heen, Adel Al-Damkhi, Ab­dul­lah Al-Tu­raiji and Ab­dul­hameed Dashti. In De­cem­ber 2012 par­lia­ment, mem­ber­ships of MPs Kamil Al-Awadhi, Nawaf Al-Fuzai, Khaled AlShatti and Ab­dul­hameed Dashti were in­val­i­dated by the Con­sti­tu­tional Court.

Min­is­te­rial ap­point­ments

The first con­stituency, ac­cord­ing to the cur­rent di­vi­sion of con­stituen­cies, was the high­est in terms of min­is­te­rial ap­point­ments since 1981 till the last gov­ern­ment for­ma­tion stand­ing at 12 out of 31 elected min­is­ters. The cab­i­net of 1981, Issa Mo­hammed Al-Mazeedi held a port­fo­lio of the Min­istry of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Khaled AlJu­ma­ian held the port­fo­lio of the Min­istry of So­cial Af­fairs and La­bor in the gov­ern­ment lineup for 1985. With the re­turn of par­lia­men­tary life in 1992, Dr Ahmed Al-Rubei held port­fo­lio of the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion and Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion in the gov­ern­ment line-up for 1992 while Ali Al-Baghli was ap­pointed Min­is­ter of Oil fol­lowed by Ab­dul­mohsen Al-Madaj.

Jassem Ab­dul­lah Al-Mud­haf was ap­pointed Min­is­ter of Com­merce and In­dus­try in the gov­ern­ment for­ma­tion in 1996, while Hamoud Ab­dul­lah Al-Ro­qba held the port­fo­lio of Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity and Water and the Min­istry of Pub­lic Works in the gov­ern­ment line-up for 1998.

In the cab­i­net line-up of 2001, Salah Ab­dulredha Khor­shed took over the Min­istry of Com­merce and In­dus­try, fol­lowed by Dr Yousef Al-Zalza­leh in Fe­bru­ary 2006. Ab­dul­wahid AlAwadhi was min­is­ter of State for Hous­ing Af­fairs in 2007 and then Min­is­ter of State for Na­tional Assem­bly Af­fairs. Hus­sein Al-Hu­rairi was Min­is­ter of Jus­tice and Min­is­ter of Awqaf and Is­lamic Af­fairs in 2008 and 2009. In Au­gust 2013, Esa AlKan­deri was ap­pointed Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and in 2014 he was ap­pointed along with this min­istry the State Min­istry for Mu­nic­i­pal­ity Af­fairs.

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