Six women among 109 Kuwait parliament candidates as registration starts

Manama: Six women were among the 109 candidates who submitted their papers to run in Kuwait’s parliamentary elections on the first day of the application process.

Under the country’s elections laws, parliament hopefuls have ten days to sign up their names for the elections in which around 400,000 eligible voters will cast their ballots on February 2.

The six women registered in three of the country’s five constituencies as women’s rights activists have expressed hope that the record of four women in the outgoing parliament will be improved.

In the last elections in 2009, five women among 108 candidates submitted their papers to run in the elections.

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