Some 78,643 el­i­gi­ble vot­ers in 1st con­stituency

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: The to­tal num­ber of vot­ers reg­is­tered for the 15th term of the Kuwait Na­tional Assem­bly elec­tions is 483,186 in­clud­ing 252,756 fe­males - with the first out of five con­stituen­cies oc­cu­py­ing 16.27 per­cent.

The first con­stituency in­cludes 78,643 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 41,660 fe­male). Since the July 2013 elec­tions, the num­ber of vot­ers has in­creased by 1,398 rep­re­sent­ing a 1.77pct rise, ac­cord­ing to In­te­rior Min­istry fig­ures. It in­cludes 19 ar­eas, with the dom­i­nant be­ing Ru­maithiya and with the least vot­ers found in Al-Matabba.

It in­cludes, in or­der of voter num­bers, Ru­maithiya 17,652 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 8,625 fe­male), Bayan 14,536 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 7,993 fe­male), Salwa 12, 414 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 7,289 fe­male), Mishref 10,582 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 6, 074 fe­male), Dasma 5,827 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 2,721 fe­male), AlDaiya 4,955 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 2,393 fe­male), Salmiyah 4,324 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 2,607 fe­male). Shaab 3,627 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 1,798 fe­male), Mubarak Al-Ab­dal­lah 1,550 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 838 fe­male), Bneid Al-Gar 935 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 302 fe­male), Sharq 816 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 417 fe­male), Hawalli 676 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 465 fe­male), Failaka Island and the rest of the Kuwaiti is­lands 182 vot­ers (0 fe­males).

Al-Ras 184 vot­ers (0 fe­males), Das­man 156 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 102 fe­male), AlBi­daa 116 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 36 fe­male), No­gra 76 vot­ers (0 fe­males), Maidan Hawalli 34 vot­ers (0 fe­males) and AlMatabba one voter (0 fe­males).

Ed­u­ca­tional level

Many first con­stituency can­di­dates have high level of ed­u­ca­tion. More than half of them are 50 years, or over. Out of the to­tal 72 nom­i­nees of the First Con­stituency, as the reg­is­tra­tion ended for the race, there are 49 (68.05 per­cent) with univer­sity de­grees; 16 (22.22 per­cent) who carry diplo­mas; six (8.33 per­cent) are high school grad­u­ates, and just one can­di­date com­pleted in­ter­me­di­ate school, 1.38 per­cent. Among the 49 nom­i­nees with aca­demic de­grees, 13 have PhDs in so­cial pol­i­tics, law, con­sti­tu­tional law, sta­tis­tics, se­cu­rity man­age­ment, phar­ma­col­ogy, medicine, eye surgery, phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion, ed­u­ca­tional man­age­ment, com­puter, In­for­ma­tion Sys­tems and Sci­ence of Ha­dith.

Seven nom­i­nees have MAs in econ­omy, in­dus­trial man­age­ment, mil­i­tary sci­ences, law, pub­lic law, pri­vate law, en­gi­neer­ing man­age­ment and fun­da­men­tals of re­li­gion. Twenty-nine BA hold­ing nom­i­nees stud­ied medicine, surgery, law, econ­omy, ge­og­ra­phy, his­tory, en­gi­neer­ing, me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, civil­ian en­gi­neer­ing, po­lit­i­cal sci­ences, and ac­count­ing. The 16 can­di­dates with diplo­mas are spe­cial­ized in sci­ences, me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, oil in­dus­tries, sec­re­tar­ial work. Can­di­dates of the First Con­stituency in the 2013 par­lia­men­tary elec­tions hit 51. Thirty-four of them (66.66 per­cent) had univer­sity de­grees; nine (17.64 per­cent), had diplo­mas; five (0.8 per­cent) were high school grad­u­ates, and three (5.88 per­cent) can­di­dates com­pleted the in­ter­me­di­ate school.

Among the 34 nom­i­nees with univer­sity de­grees, eight had PhDs in ed­u­ca­tion man­age­ment, IT, ed­u­ca­tion, sta­tis­tics, law, phys­i­ol­ogy of sports sci­ence and nu­tri­tion, se­cu­rity man­age­ment, phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion, phi­los­o­phy and phi­los­o­phy of in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions.

Four can­di­dates with MAs stud­ied com­puter sci­ence, li­braries, business ad­min­is­tra­tion and man­age­ment of hu­man re­sources. BA nom­i­nees, 22, were qual­i­fied in me­dia, in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions, business ad­min­is­tra­tion, arts, po­lit­i­cal sci­ences, fine arts, econ­omy civil­ian en­gi­neer­ing, ge­og­ra­phy, his­tory, law, sci­ences, and ac­count­ing. The nine diploma can­di­dates stud­ied nav­i­ga­tion com­mu­ni­ca­tion, elec­tric­ity, zool­ogy, sec­re­tary work, ap­plied sci­ences, phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion, bank­ing, po­lice sci­ence and com­merce.

2012 elec­tions

Can­di­dates for the First Con­stituency in the 2012 par­lia­men­tary elec­tions hit 59 as reg­is­tra­tion dead­line ended. Among the 59 can­di­dates, 34 (57.62 per­cent) had univer­sity de­grees; nine (17 per­cent) had diplo­mas; six (0.16 per­cent) were high school grad­u­ates, and two can­di­dates (3.38 per­cent) com­pleted the in­ter­me­di­ate school. Seven of the 34 had PhDs in lit­er­ary crit­i­cism, sta­tis­tics, phi­los­o­phy, in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions, com­puter tech­nol­ogy, or­gan trans­plant, law, oral surgery. Six had MAs in en­gi­neer­ing, mil­i­tary sci­ences, po­lit­i­cal sci­ences, me­dia and spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion.

Twenty-one BA hold­ing can­di­dates were qual­i­fied in me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, ac­count­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tion en­gi­neer­ing, law, civil­ian avi­a­tion, eco­nomic, po­lit­i­cal sci­ences, in­for­ma­tion and tech­nol­ogy sci­ence, fine arts, sci­ences, Sharia, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and elec­tron­ics en­gi­neer­ing, ar­chi­tec­ture and so­ci­ol­ogy. Sev­en­teen nom­i­nees with diplo­mas stud­ied elec­tric­ity, business ad­min­is­tra­tion, econ­omy, avi­a­tion sci­ences, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, mar­ket­ing, ed­u­ca­tion, com­puter civil­ian en­gi­neer­ing and phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion.

Can­di­dates’ age

In terms of age, most can­di­dates of the First Con­stituency stand­ing for the 2016 elec­tions are 50 years old or over. These are 38 (52.77 per­cent) of the to­tal fig­ure; Twenty nom­i­nees (27.77 per­cent) are 40-49 years old, and 14 ones (19.14 per­cent) are 30-39 years old.

In the 2013 elec­tions, 20 can­di­dates (50.98 per­cent) were 50 years old or over; thir­teen nom­i­nees (25.49 per­cent) were 40-49 years old, and 12 ones (23. 52 per­cent) 30-39 years old. Can­di­dates for the 2012 elec­tions, in­cluded 26 nom­i­nees (44.06 per­cent) of 50 years old or over; twenty nom­i­nees (33.89 per­cent) were 40-49 years old, and 13 ones (22.03 per­cent) 30-39 years old. — KUNA

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