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‘Seat’ attracts 27 candidates

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KUWAIT CITY, April 24: In a dramatic turn of events in the ongoing registration of candidates for the supplementary National Assembly election slated for May 22, 2021 to fill up the seat vacated by former MP Badr Al-Dahoum in the Fifth Constituency, politician and former MP Dr Obaid Al-Wasmi announced his decision to join the electoral race. Several MPs expressed support for the decision of Al- Wasmi and this increases the number of candidates to 27, including two women. Dr Abdulhadi Al-Ajmi decided to withdraw his candidacy after Al-Wasmi announced that he will contest the elections, indicating it is no longer necessary for him to stand for the elections as Al-Wasmi will most likely emerge victorious. Election analyst Munif Al- Sarrai said Al-Wasmi is expected to win almost 60 percent of the total number of votes.

In another development, MP Saleh Ziab Al-Mutairi disclosed that the grilling motion against Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Muhammad Al-Sabah is now ready for submission. He said the grilling points are enough to push for the dismissal of the entire government. He added Sheikh Ahmad Nasser must not avoid the grilling due to his failure to manage the ministry. Meanwhile, MP Osama Al- Shaheen said Kuwaiti people do not welcome Iraqi Minister of Youth and Sport Adnan Derjal who is currently visiting Kuwait.

By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff

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