Speak­er­ship elec­tion sur­prise

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Thaar Al-Rasheedi

The op­po­si­tion of the an­nulled 2012 par­lia­ment did not last more than a year be­fore it dis­man­tled into tiny blocs, and this is ex­actly what will hap­pen to the new op­po­si­tion born af­ter the re­cent par­lia­men­tary elec­tions for sev­eral rea­sons. The most im­por­tant rea­son is that the new op­po­si­tion does not be­long to a sin­gle po­lit­i­cal trend and each mem­ber has their own agenda, though they agree on broad gen­eral poli­cies. Such dis­sim­i­lar­i­ties will come to sur­face with a grilling mo­tion or vi­tal vot­ing on any bill.

The new op­po­si­tion in­cludes ma­jor blocs; Is­lamite and in­de­pen­dent MPs. Is­lamic MPs are di­vided into three dif­fer­ent groups while each of the in­de­pen­dent ones have their own thoughts and ideas. Since in­cep­tion, the new op­po­si­tion is only

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