49 MPs represented 1st constituency till 2013
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.
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.
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.