Kuwait Votes for 14th Parliament
(Manama) – Kuwait has voted in parliamentary elections. Kuwait News Agency reported that ballot stations “have witnessed noticeable turn-up of voters since their opening of the polls. Many who showed up at ballot stations were young men and women.
Voting for the 14th parliament in Kuwait’s history is done under the one-voter, one-vote system, introduced in December for the election of a parliament that was dissolved by the Constitutional Court in June. Female voters outnumber the males by more than 27,000 voters. Officials said that women make up a voting bloc of 233,619 (53.12 per cent) while the number of men is 206,096 (46.87 per cent of total voters).