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Efforts of concerned state bodies extolled – ‘Electoral process a democratic wedding’

People with special needs helped to polling booth
People with special needs helped to polling booth

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 26, (KUNA): Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and acting Minister of Justice and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Sheikh Mohammed Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah praised on Saturday efforts exerted by all state bodies concerned with the ongoing parliamentary elections 2016.

Sheikh Mohammed Al- Abdullah said in a statement to Al-Rai television after a tour of a number of polling stations in different constituencies that the efforts exerted by the various state bodies and ministries has highly contributed to the facilitation of the electoral process and overcoming any obstacle.

He said he inspected one of the main committees overseeing the electoral process and was briefed on the progress of work, praising the concerted efforts exerted in this regard. For her part, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Hind Al-Subeeh said Kuwait is currently going through a democratic process amidst prevailing security and safety under the leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. She expressed to KUNA hope that the new parliament would be a parliament of accomplishments especially in the field of development.

Meanwhile, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al- Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said on Saturday that the state’s concerned bodies have taken all measures and plans to facilitate the electoral process for the National Assembly 2016, stressing that all facilities have been provided for voters in all constituencies. Sheikh Salman steressed, in a statement to reporters on the sidelines of his inspection tour of Sayyid Mohammed Hassan Al-Moussawi school, keenness of the Ministry of Interior represented by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah for providing all the services and facilitating all procedures for all voters to enable them to exercise their electoral right easily. He added that the electoral process is considered a ‘democratic wedding’ and to show the world richness of the democratic process in Kuwait, stressing the keenness of the state to make this process a success.

He pointed to the role of the Information Ministry in providing all the technical and logistics services through the media campaign (My Vote Is For My Country) as an expression of national values and dessiminate the democratic awareness among young people. He explained that his ministry is transmitting the electoral process from the start of polling till results are out. He said the real turnout will be decided by the voters.

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