Gov­er­nors urged vot­ers to elect can­di­dates to serve na­tion best

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Ah­madi Gover­nor Sheikh Fawaz Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah yes­ter­day urged vot­ers to choose the can­di­dates who can best rep­re­sent them at the Na­tional Assem­bly. Peo­ple’s choice of the ‘best’ rep­re­sen­ta­tives is likely to sup­port de­vel­op­ment in the coun­try, as well as con­tribut­ing to the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Fourth Struc­tur­ing Plan 2040, Sheikh Fawaz AlKhaled said in a press state­ment.

He added that the new par­lia­ment would play a sig­nif­i­cant role in or­der to re­al­ize these ex­pec­ta­tions. The Gover­nor con­grat­u­lated the Kuwaiti po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship on the “demo­cratic cel­e­bra­tions”, that crown the march of one of the old­est and well-es­tab­lished democ­ra­cies in the re­gion.

He also highly ap­pre­ci­ated the ef­forts by the min­istries and other state bod­ies in­volved in the process to guar­an­tee smooth elec­tions, the In­te­rior Min­istry and the Min­istries of In­for­ma­tion, Jus­tice, Ed­u­ca­tion, and Health, be­sides the Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity and the Kuwait Fire Ser­vice Direc­torate (KFSD). Ac­cord­ing to Sheikh Fawaz Al-Khaled, Ah­madi of­fi­cials made sure that all the re­quire­ments of the ‘as­pired elec­toral process” were pro­vided.

Mean­while, Al-Far­waniya Gover­nor Sheikh Faisal Al-Hu­moud Al-Malek AlSabah had an in­spec­tion tour in sev­eral polling cen­ters in the gov­er­norate. In a press state­ment, Sheikh Faisal AlHu­moud ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion over the pace of the elec­tions that pro­ceeded so eas­ily and smoothly. He com­mended the in­te­gra­tion of roles by all the par­ties in­volved in the process, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of state bod­ies, as well as the vot­ers, males and fe­males.

Sheikh Faisal Al-Hu­moud also ex­pressed optimism that the elec­tions would be crowned with calm and suc­cess amid a cli­mate of hon­est com­pe­ti­tion, in­tegrity and trans­parency. The Gover­nor urged the vot­ers to choose nom­i­nees ca­pa­ble of meet­ing re­quire­ment of the fu­ture stage.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the elec­tions and vot­ing is a na­tional duty, to carry on with the demo­cratic march in Kuwait, the coun­try of free­doms, law and con­sti­tu­tion, Faisal Al-Hu­moud said. He wished suc­cess for all those who can best serve the na­tion.

Gover­nor of Mubarak Al-Kabeer re­tired Gen­eral Ah­mad Ab­dul­latif AlRe­jaib re­it­er­ated the im­por­tance of tak­ing part in this demo­cratic process for the best in­ter­est of the home­land. Speak­ing dur­ing his tour to a num­ber of polling sta­tions for the par­lia­men­tary elec­tions 2016, he praised co­op­er­a­tion be­tween vot­ers and can­di­dates with the judges and se­cu­rity per­son­nel as well as their ad­her­ence to in­struc­tions in this re­gard. Re­jaib also hailed ef­forts ex­erted by the in­te­rior min­istry for the well prepa­ra­tions to en­sure smooth elec­toral process. In the mean­time, Cap­i­tal Gover­nor Lt Gen Tha­bet Al-Muhanna said that Kuwait’s long­time democ­racy is among the old­est in Arab re­gion, prov­ing suc­cess over the years. Muhanna made the state­ment dur­ing a tour that in­cluded a host of polling sta­tions in the var­i­ous ar­eas of the gov­er­norate where vot­ers cast their votes in the Na­tional Assem­bly (par­lia­ment) elec­tions for the 15th Leg­isla­tive Term.

He said that the huge turnout re­it­er­ates the strong sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity of the Kuwaiti peo­ple and their keen­ness to elect the can­di­dates who can best ful­fill ex­pec­ta­tions of the na­tion. The Gover­nor highly ap­pre­ci­ated the ef­forts ex­erted by the var­i­ous min­istries and other govern­ment bod­ies to se­cure a smooth elec­tion process. — KUNA

KUWAIT: Ah­madi Gover­nor Sheikh Fawaz Al-Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah is seen in­side a polling cen­ter yes­ter­day.

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