Kuwait op­po­si­tion and al­lies win big

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Kuwait op­po­si­tion groups and their al­lies had bagged nearly half par­lia­ment’s 50 seats yes­ter­day, rais­ing fears of fresh po­lit­i­cal wran­gling in the oil-rich Gulf state. The op­po­si­tion and its al­lies won 24 seats, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial re­sults an­nounced by the elec­tion au­thor­ity. The Is­lamist, na­tion­al­ist and lib­eral op­po­si­tion con­tested the elec­tion af­ter a four-year boy­cott protest­ing the gov­ern­ment’s amend­ment of the key vot­ing sys­tem. Around half of the suc­cess­ful op­po­si­tion MPs are Is­lamists from a Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-linked group and Salafists.

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