86,247 el­i­gi­ble vot­ers in 3rd con­stituency

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

To­tal elec­torate for up­com­ing elec­tions due on Novem­ber 26 stands at 483,186, in­clud­ing 230,430 males and 252,756 fe­males. The num­ber of el­i­gi­ble vot­ers in the third con­stituency had reached 86,247 with 46,572 fe­males. The to­tal fig­ure is an in­crease by 9,746, around 2.01 per­cent, from the num­bers recorded in the pre­vi­ous elec­tions in July of 2016.

Vot­ers of this con­stituency are res­i­dents of 15 ar­eas: Kaifan with 8,277 (in­clud­ing 4,247 fe­males), Al-Raw­dah with 10,491 (in­clud­ing 5,650 fe­males), AlA­dailiya 6,505 (in­clud­ing 3,429 fe­males), Al-Jabriya 10,975 (in­clud­ing 6, 245 fe­males), Al-Surra 9,221 (in­clud­ing 5,352 fe­males), and Al-Khaldiya 5,819 (in­clud­ing 2,997 fe­males).

The con­stituency also con­sists of Qur­tuba with 7,995 vot­ers (in­clud­ing 4,772 fe­males), Al-Yar­mouk with 5,809 (3,234 fe­males), Abraq Khai­tan with 8,353 (in­clud­ing 4,567 fe­males), new Khai­tan with 2,009 (in­clud­ing 440 fe­males), AlSalam with 2,878 (in­clud­ing 1,476 fe­males), Al-Sad­diq with 153 (in­clud­ing 79 fe­males), Hit­teen with 2,747 (1,480 fe­males), Al-Shuhada with 2,017 (in­clud­ing 1,044 fe­males), and Al-Zahra 2,998 (in­clud­ing 1,560 fe­males).


Many can­di­dates of the 3rd con­stituency vy­ing for seats in the Na­tional Assem­bly for the 15th leg­isla­tive term, slated for Novem­ber 26, en­joy high lev­els of ed­u­ca­tion. More than 42 per­cent of them are 50 years, or over.

Out of the to­tal 66 nom­i­nees of the Third Con­stituency, as the regis­tra­tion ended for the race, there are 48 (72.72 per­cent) with univer­sity de­grees; ten (15.15 per­cent) carry diplo­mas, and five (7.57 per­cent) are high school grad­u­ates.

Among the 48 nom­i­nees with aca­demic de­grees, 10 have PhDs in po­lit­i­cal science, an­a­lyt­i­cal chem­istry, con­sti­tu­tional law, bio­science, Taf­seer (in­ter­pre­ta­tion) of the Holy Qu­ran and psy­chol­ogy. Fif­teen nom­i­nees have MAs in busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion, law, civil en­gi­neer­ing, po­lit­i­cal science, strate­gic stud­ies, and teach­ing method­ol­ogy. Twenty-three BA hold­ing nom­i­nees stud­ied busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion, po­lit­i­cal science, ac­count­ing, ad­min­is­tra­tive science, law, his­tory, com­mer­cial avi­a­tion, chem­istry, me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, com­puter, in­for­ma­tion sys­tem, phys­i­cal sciences, hu­man re­sources man­age­ment and de­vel­op­ment, and pe­tro­leum en­gi­neer­ing.

The 10 can­di­dates with diplo­mas are spe­cial­ized in com­merce, me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, air traf­fic con­trol, chem­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing and busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion. In the 2013 par­lia­men­tary elec­tions, 39 can­di­dates, 65 per­cent of the 60 to­tal nom­i­nees had univer­sity de­grees; eight (13.33 per­cent) had diplo­mas; thir­teen (21.66 per­cent) were high school grad­u­ates.

Among the 39 nom­i­nees with univer­sity de­grees, seven had PhDs in com­puter science, law, an­a­lyt­i­cal chem­istry, ge­ol­ogy, and mar­ket­ing. Twelve can­di­dates with MAs stud­ied Fiqh (Is­lamic ju­rispru­dence), busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion, mil­i­tary sciences, con­sti­tu­tional law, civil avi­a­tion, man­age­ment, law, en­gi­neer­ing sciences, and crime sciences.

BA nom­i­nees, 20, were qual­i­fied in econ­omy, mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy, civil avi­a­tion, ar­chi­tec­tural en­gi­neer­ing, in­for­ma­tion sys­tem, busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion, ed­u­ca­tion, econ­omy, po­lit­i­cal science, the English lan­guage, law, math­e­mat­ics, ac­count­ing, me­dia, and pub­lic re­la­tions. The eight di­ploma can­di­dates stud­ied fish­eries, air­craft main­te­nance, com­merce, fire science, and police science.

2012 elec­tions

Can­di­dates of the Third Con­stituency in the 2012 par­lia­men­tary elec­tions were 70; Forty-five nom­i­nees (64.28 per­cent) had univer­sity de­grees; nine (12. 85 per­cent) had diplo­mas; nine (12.85 per­cent) were high school grad­u­ates, and seven nom­i­nees (10 per­cent) com­pleted the in­ter­me­di­ate school.

Seven of the 45 had PhDs in en­gi­neer­ing, pol­i­tics, Sharia, in­ter­na­tional law, con­sti­tu­tional law, com­puter science, teach­ing method­ol­ogy, hu­man com­mu­ni­ca­tion sciences, chem­istry, and phi­los­o­phy of so­ciopol­i­tics. Eight can­di­dates with MAs stud­ied law, ad­min­is­tra­tive law, Fiqh (Is­lamic ju­rispru­dence), busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion, mil­i­tary sciences, con­sti­tu­tional law, civil avi­a­tion, man­age­ment, law, en­gi­neer­ing science, and crime science.

Twenty-eight BA hold­ing can­di­dates stud­ied law, English lit­er­a­ture, pol­i­tics, econ­omy, me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, ed­u­ca­tion, psy­chol­ogy, ge­og­ra­phy, li­braries, in­for­ma­tion sys­tem and tech­nol­ogy, com­puter en­gi­neer­ing, pe­tro­leum ge­ol­ogy, science, civil en­gi­neer­ing, math­e­mat­ics, com­puter science, and civil avi­a­tion.

The nine nom­i­nees with diplo­mas stud­ied at the Police Academy and the Teach­ers’ In­sti­tute, or were qual­i­fied in fire­fight­ing, bank­ing, and emer­gen­cies. In terms of age, most can­di­dates of the Third Con­stituency stand­ing for the 2016 elec­tions are 50 years old or over. Th­ese are 28 (42.42 per­cent) of the to­tal fig­ure; Twen­ty­one nom­i­nees (31.81 per­cent) are 40-49 years old, and 17 ones (25.75 per­cent) are 30-39 years old.

In the 2013 elec­tions, 26 can­di­dates (43.33 per­cent) were 50 years old or over; eigh­teen nom­i­nees (30 per­cent) were 4049 years old, and 16 ones (26.66 per­cent) 30-39 years old. Can­di­dates for the 2012 elec­tions, in­cluded 24 nom­i­nees (34.28 per­cent) of 50 years old or over; thirty-six nom­i­nees (51.42 per­cent) were 40-49 years old, and 10 (14.28 per­cent) 30-39 years old. — KUNA

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