KUNA ISSUES BOOK ON CANDIDATES’ BIOS
Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) issued yesterday through its research and information center a new book biography of candidates for the 2016 parliamentary elections, coinciding with the National Assembly elections, 15th legislative term, scheduled for November 26.
Introducing the new book, Chairman of the Board and Director General of KUNA, Sheikh Mubarak Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah said that Kuwait awaits on this historic day an active participation on polling day to choose representatives for the parliamentary term and to continue the wheels of development and prosperity.
Sheikh Mubarak said that as per Amiri decree No 276/16 and on polling day, some 483,186 voters will go to the polls to elect members of the National Assembly according to the single vote system, stating that the number of male voters stand at 230,430 voters, whereas the number of women stand at 252,756 voters.
He explained that Kuwaiti women will participate as candidates and voters in these elections, the seventh since they gained their political rights in May 2005 and have made remarkable achievements by winning four seats in the Parliament of 2009 and three seats in the December 2012 parliament, which was invalidated by the Constitutional Court, and one seat in the 2013 parliament.
Sheikh Mubarak wished that this book would help voters identify their candidates before polling day and a documentation of the march of democracy under gains guaranteed by the Constitution. He also hoped this book would simplify for the voters their roles in positive participation.
Meanwhile, in addition to the documented information about biographies of candidates, the book contains the full text of the Constitution of the State of Kuwait and the electoral law along with amendments made, besides tables of polling places and committees of all constituencies.—KUNA