Islamist-led opposition wins majority in Kuwait parliament

Kuwaiti opposition candidate Mbarak Al Waalan (C) celebrates with supporters following his victory in the parliamentary elections in Kuwait City early on February 3, 2012. Kuwait's Islamist-led opposition has won a landslide majority in Kuwait's snap polls by securing 34 seats in the 50-member parliament, with women and liberals the big losers, officials results showed.

Kuwait’s Islamist-led opposition has won a landslide majority in Kuwait’s snap polls by securing 34 seats in the 50-member parliament, officials results released on Friday showed

Source: GulfNews

Kuwait City: Kuwait’s Islamist-led opposition has won a landslide majority in Kuwait’s snap polls by securing 34 seats in the 50-member parliament, officials results released on Friday showed.

Sunni Islamists took 23 seats compared with just nine in the dissolved parliament, while liberals were the big losers, winning only two places against five previously.
No women were elected, with the four female MPs of the previous parliament all losing their seats.

Voters punished pro-government MPs, reducing them to a small minority, especially 13 former MPs who were questioned by the public prosecutor over corruption charges.

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