43 MPs rep­re­sented 2nd con­stituency till 2013

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Up to 43 MPs rep­re­sented the sec­ond con­stituency in 12 as­sem­blies be­tween 1981 and 2013. The con­stituency is marked as num­ber one in terms of re­cur­rent win of par­lia­ment seats by same fig­ures, com­pared with the other con­stituen­cies. Kha­laf Al-Du­maitheer is on top of the list of re­cur­rently elected MPs in this con­stituency that com­prises sub-di­vi­sions two, three, five, six and 18, ac­cord­ing to the 25-con­stituency sys­tem-oc­cu­py­ing the seat in 10 sub­se­quent leg­isla­tive terms, in­clud­ing the an­nulled 2012 par­lia­ment. Sec­ond was Jassem the late Al-Kharafi, who was elected for eight con­sec­u­tive terms. Me­shari Al-An­jeri and Ah­mad Baqer won the seat in six terms in a row.

Those who main­tained the par­lia­men­tary mem­ber­ship for four con­sec­u­tive terms were Mo­ham­mad Al-Saqer (in­clud­ing the an­ulled 2012 par­lia­ment), Mo­ham­mad Al-Mu­tair and Mar­zouq Al-Ghanim (in­clud­ing the an­ulled 2012 par­lia­ment). Ali Al-Rashed served for five leg­isla­tive terms (in­clud­ing the an­ulled 2013 par­lia­ment and his res­ig­na­tion of the 2013 par­lia­ment).

Of the three con­sec­u­tive terms record were Ab­du­laziz Al-Mutawaa, Ab­dul­lah Al-Nibari, Me­shari Al-Osaimi, Rashed Al-He­baidah and Ab­dul­wa­hab Al-Haroun. Khaled Bin Issa and Ju­maan Al-Hir­bish also served same num­ber (in­clud­ing the an­ulled 2012 par­lia­ment).

Suc­ces­sive terms

In cat­e­gory of win­ning seats in two suc­ces­sive terms, were Jassem Al-Saqer, Ab­dul­mohsen Ja­mal, Ho­moud Al-Roumi, Sabah Bou-Shiba, Ha­mad Al-Jo’an, Ah­mad Al-Nas­sar and Fa­had Al-Khen­nah. In the sin­gle-term cat­e­gory: Mo­ham­mad Al-Rushaid, Mo­ham­mad Al-Bader, Ab­dur­rah­man Al-Ghuneim, Jassem Al-Qu­tami, Ab­dul­lah Al-Aradah, Duaij Al-Shem­mari, Ab­dul­latif Al-Ameeri, Mo­ham­mad Al-Ab­dul­jader, Salwa Al-Jas­sar, Ad­nan Al-Mutawaa, Ab­dur­rah­man Al-An­jeri, Riyadh Al-Ad­sani, Rakan Al-Nisf, Adel Al-Kharafi, Ha­mad Al-Har­shani, Ou­dah Al-Ruweiee, Ab­dur­rah­man Al-Jeeran, Khalil Al-Saleh Ah­mad Lari and Ah­mad Al-Qud­heebi. For­mer MPs Al-Ameeri, Al-Mutawaa, Al-An­jeri, Al-Ad­sani, Al-Kharafi, Al-Har­shani, Al-Jeeran and Al-Saleh all had seats in the an­nulled 2012 par­lia­ment.

Elected MPs in this con­stituency have a record of oc­cu­py­ing the chair­man­ship post of the par­lia­ment. Jassem Al-Kharafi served as speaker of the Na­tional Assem­bly for five terms; 1999, 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2009. Ali Al-Rashed was speaker of the an­nulled 2012 par­lia­ment, while Mar­zouq Al-Ghanim was speaker of the 2013 par­lia­ment.


As to MPs’ rep­re­sen­ta­tion in cab­i­nets, the pro­por­tion is low, amount­ing to only four since 1981. MPs of this con­stituency did not have any min­is­te­rial port­fo­lio in the cab­i­net for­ma­tions in 1981, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. How­ever, Jassem AlKharafi served as min­is­ter of fi­nance and econ­omy in the 1985 cab­i­net.

Fol­low­ing restora­tion of “the par­lia­men­tary life” in 1992, Me­shari Al-An­jeri took over the min­istry of jus­tice and ad­min­is­tra­tive af­fairs. Ah­mad Baqer was named as min­is­ter of jus­tice, awqaf and Is­lamic af­fairs in 2001. He also served as min­is­ter of jus­tice in 2003. Af­ter a cab­i­net reshuf­fle in 2005, he also served, in ad­di­tion to his post, as min­is­ter of state for mu­nic­i­pal af­fairs. In the 2011 lineup, Ali Al-Rashed was ap­pointed min­is­ter of state for cab­i­net af­fairs.

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