Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - KUWAIT:

To­tal elec­torate for up­com­ing elec­tions due on Novem­ber 26 stands at 483,186, in­clud­ing 29,026 fe­males in the se­cond con­stituency. The num­ber of fran­chised cit­i­zens in the con­stituency has risen to 5,621, by 1. 16 per­cent of the over­all elec­torate as com­pared to the fig­ure of the July 2013 polls-with 2,870 men and 2,751 women. To­tal fig­ure of the vot­ers in the se­cond con­stituency con­sti­tutes 11.46 per­cent of the to­tal num­ber of el­i­gi­ble vot­ers; 5.45 per­cent men and six per­cent women.

The vot­ers of this con­stituency are res­i­dents of 13 ar­eas: Dahiat Ab­dul­lah Al-Salem 6,435 (in­clud­ing 3,323 women), Al-Gi­bla 34 (in­clud­ing 19 woman), Al-Shuwaikh 1,327 (in­clud­ing 682 women), Al-Shamiah 5,237 (in­clud­ing 2,698 women). Num­ber of fran­chised cit­i­zens in AlQad­siah stands at 7,200 (in­clud­ing 3, 744 women), Al-Man­souriah 3,022 (in­clud­ing 1,489 women), Al-Fai­haa 5,973 (in­clud­ing 3,313 women).

In Al-Nuzha, the elec­torate amounts to 4,327 (in­clud­ing 2,326 women), Al-Su­laibikhat 8,124 (in­clud­ing 4,151 women), Al-Doha 8,212 (in­clud­ing 4,393 women). Fran­chised na­tion­als in Ghar­nata amounts to 2,240 (in­clud­ing 1,347 women), Al-Qairawan 3,209 (in­clud­ing 1,541 women), and none has been reg­is­tered in Al-Mur­gab.


Many of the can­di­dates of the Se­cond Con­stituency, vy­ing for seats in the Na­tional As­sem­bly for the 15th leg­isla­tive term, slated for Novem­ber 26, have high lev­els of ed­u­ca­tion. More than 42 per­cent of them are 50 years, or over.

Thirty-seven can­di­dates (60.65 per­cent) of the to­tal 61 nom­i­nees, hold aca­demic de­gree; ten can­di­dates (16.39 per­cent) carry a diploma; seven (11.47 per­cent) are high school grad­u­ates, and seven (11.47 per­cent) stud­ied till medium term.

Among the 37 can­di­dates, seven carry PhDs in phi­los­o­phy, pri­vate law, Taf­seer (In­ter­pre­ta­tion) of the Holy Qu­ran, fun­da­men­tals of the re­li­gion, pro­gram­ming engi­neer­ing and po­lit­i­cal sci­ence. Five nom­i­nees have MAs in busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion, ed­u­ca­tion man­age­ment, crim­i­nal law, and phar­ma­col­ogy. Twenty-five BA hold­ing can­di­dates stud­ied busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion, elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing, civil­ian engi­neer­ing, me­chan­i­cal engi­neer­ing, fi­nanc­ing, econ­omy, sta­tis­tics, law and mar­itime nav­i­ga­tion. The ten nom­i­nees with diplo­mas stud­ied me­chan­i­cal engi­neer­ing, busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion, tech­no­log­i­cal stud­ies, and at the In­dus­trial Col­lege.

In the 2013 elec­tions, twen­tythree can­di­dates (57.5 per­cent) of the to­tal 40 nom­i­nees then, had aca­demic de­grees; six can­di­dates (15 per­cent) car­ried diplo­mas and five (12.5 per­cent) were high school grad­u­ates and five (12.5 per­cent) stud­ied till medium term.

Among the 23 can­di­dates, five had PhDs in ed­u­ca­tion, busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion, psy­chol­ogy, Sharia, and po­lit­i­cal ge­og­ra­phy. Three nom­i­nees had MAs in po­lit­i­cal sci­ence, me­chan­i­cal engi­neer­ing, and man­age­ment of com­pre­hen­sive re­search.

Fif­teen BA hold­ing can­di­dates stud­ied com­puter sci­ence, sta­tis­tics, me­chan­i­cal engi­neer­ing, psy­chol­ogy, his­tory, avi­a­tion sci­ence elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing, civil­ian engi­neer­ing, so­cial stud­ies, sta­tis­tics, Sharia, law, fi­nanc­ing and mar­ket­ing. The six nom­i­nees with diplo­mas were spe­cial­ized in avi­a­tion engi­neer­ing, or stud­ied at the Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion.

2012 elec­tions

In the 2012 par­lia­men­tary elec­tions, 41 can­di­dates (61.19 per­cent) of the to­tal 67 nom­i­nees at the time, held aca­demic de­grees; seven (10.44 per­cent) car­ried a diploma; four­teen (20.89 per­cent) were high school grad­u­ates and five (7.46 per­cent) stud­ied till medium term.

Out of the 41can­di­dates, five had PhDs in econ­omy, faith, phi­los­o­phy, con­struc­tion engi­neer­ing and phys­i­cal phi­los­o­phy law. Three had MAs in engi­neer­ing, or­gan trans­plan­ta­tion and busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Thirty-three BA hold­ing can­di­dates stud­ied econ­omy, po­lit­i­cal sci­ence, in­dus­trial engi­neer­ing, com­puter sci­ence, civil­ian engi­neer­ing, law, me­chan­i­cal engi­neer­ing, busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion, po­lice sci­ence, psy­chol­ogy, ac­count­ing, me­dia, sta­tis­tics in­for­ma­tion sys­tems. The seven nom­i­nees with diplo­mas were qual­i­fied in bank­ing, busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion, ac­count­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, com­mer­cial stud­ies, me­chan­i­cal engi­neer­ing and elec­tric­ity.


In terms of age, most can­di­dates of the Se­cond Con­stituency stand­ing for the 2016 elec­tions are 50 years old, or over. These are 26 (42.62 per­cent) of the to­tal fig­ure. Twenty-one nom­i­nees (34.42 per­cent) are 40-49 years old, and 14 ones (22.95 per­cent) are 30-39 years. In the 2013 elec­tions, 18 can­di­dates were 50 years old or over, 45 per­cent of the to­tal num­ber. Fif­teen nom­i­nees (37.5 per­cent) were 40-49 years old, and seven ones (17.5 per­cent) 30-39 years old.

Can­di­dates for the 2012 elec­tions in­cluded 32 can­di­dates of 50 years old and above, about 47.76 per­cent of the to­tal num­ber. Twenty-four nom­i­nees were 40-49 years old, 35.82 per­cent, and 11 ones 30-39 years old, about 16.41 per­cent. — KUNA

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