THIRD CON­STITUENCY

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The vot­ing saw a heavy turnout with un­of­fi­cial fig­ures putting the turnout at least at 70 per­cent, much higher than the pre­vi­ous two elec­tions boy­cotted by the op­po­si­tion. Kuwaiti vot­ers se­verely pun­ished the dis­solved Assem­bly mem­bers, with only 20 of the 50 mem­bers re-elected. They in­cluded former speaker Mar­zouq Al-Ghanem and former MPs Ad­nan Ab­dul­samad and Saleh Ashour.

Twenty-two mem­bers of the dis­solved house failed in their re-elec­tion bid, while eight oth­ers did not run in the polls. Two of three former min­is­ters - Ali Al-Omair (pub­lic works) and Ya­coub Al-Sane (jus­tice and Is­lamic af­fairs) were not re­elected, but former min­is­ter of com­mu­ni­ca­tions Essa Al-Kan­dari won eas­ily. Peo­ple are upset from the pre­vi­ous Assem­bly for ap­prov­ing a large num­ber of un­pop­u­lar laws and for fail­ing to pre­vent the

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