86,247 eligible voters in 3rd constituency
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.
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