sent similar cables.
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