US, EU praise Kuwait’s elections
WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS: The US on Monday congratulated Kuwait on the success of its National Assembly elections, describing the Gulf nation as a “regional leader”in constitutional governance.“We congratulate Kuwait and its people on a successful holding of a national parliamentary election,”State Department spokesman John Kirby said at a briefing. “Kuwait has long been a regional leader with respect to constitutional governance as reflected by Saturday’s free legislative elections,”he added.
Meanwhile, European Union said that the elections to the National Assembly of Kuwait held on Saturday saw a broad participation of political groups, reflecting the full spectrum of Kuwaiti society. “Credible and inclusive elections represent one important element of the political life in Kuwait and we recall the unique character of the parliamentary system in Kuwait in the regional context,”the spokesperson for EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said.“We reiterate the need for all political actors to participate constructively in the post-election process and to contribute to the further progress of Kuwaiti society,”the EU spokesperson added. —KUNA