Kuwait opposition and allies win big
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.