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Hopefuls tap power of social media ahead of Nov 26th poll

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 6, (KUNA): Social media means have dominated the media arena ahead of the upcoming Parliamentary elections slated for November 26 after imposing itself as one of the most prominent media outlets used by candidates to attract Kuwaiti voters. Smartphones left a clear imprint on the lives of …

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Kuwait opposition candidates abandon ‘failed’ poll boycott – Kuwait opposition candidates abandon ‘failed’ poll boycott

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 5, (AFP): Kuwaiti opposition groups are aiming for a comeback in Parliament after a four-year election boycott, seeking to reverse what they see as the deteriorating political situation in the Gulf state. More than 30 prominent Islamist and liberal opposition figures and former lawmakers have registered to …

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Mexico’s Slim says Trump’s plans would ‘destroy’ U.S. economy

MEXICO CITY, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said on Friday that Donald Trump’s plans would “destroy” the United States economy and joked that the Republican presidential candidate’s proposed wall at the border would be undermined by smuggling tunnels. Slim made his first public comments since Trump accused …

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Verbal errors could dash dreams of Assembly seat – Body language key to candidates success

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 3, (KUNA): A number of candidates contesting parliamentary elections on Nov 26 have had their fair share of verbal blunders over the years, which often induce feelings of sheer anxiety and embarrassment. These verbal errors have prompted many candidates to restart their speeches or shy away from …

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Municipality licenses 118 spots for candidates contesting polls

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2, (KUNA): Kuwait Municipality on Wednesday announced it has licensed 118 spots for candidates running for the parliamentary elections slated for November 26 in all constituencies. A statement by the Public Relations said that Kuwait Municipality would not hesitate to simplify all procedures pertinent to obtaining a …

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Commission pulls 46 poll candidates – Disqualifications open to appeal

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: The Electoral Commission for National Assembly Elections on Tuesday disqualified 46 parliamentary hopefuls including former MPs Safah Al-Hashem, Abdul Hameed Dashti and Mohammed Al-Juwaiel as well as Badir Al-Dahoum, Sheikh Malik Hammud Al- Sabah, Hani Hussein and Municipal Council member Manei Al-Ajmi According to parliamentary sources, …

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Ex-MP vows grill carry-over on education

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: Second Constituency candidate and former MP Ouda Al- Ruwaie has threatened to grill Minister of Education and Higher Education Bader Al- Essa on the alleged administrative violations in his ministry in case he remains in his post. In a press conference recently, Al-Ruwaie disclosed he does …

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Parliament polls reflect genuine identity of Kuwait’s democracy – Candidates invited to air manifestos on TV, radio

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30, (KUNA): Since the announcement of opening registration for the 2016 Parliament elections’ candidacy on Oct 19, Kuwaitis have been living, and enjoying, the true sense of democracy once again, with all eyes locked on the Nov 26 ballot. An observer can sense it almost everywhere and …

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Kuwait’s Health Ministry ready for upcoming parliamentary elections

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Health Ministry announced on Sunday the formation of temporary medical teams for the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for November 26th. Ministry’s Undersecretary Dr Khaled Al-Sahlawi said in a statement that the ministry would also allocate 61 mobile clinics distributed across the various polling centers. …

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Domestic Workers Law to help stop human trafficking

This interview with Hamoud Al- Hamdan was conducted prior to the dissolution of Parliament by an Amiri decree. Former MP Hamoud Al-Hamdan has fi led again to contest the upcoming election in the Fifth Constituency. — Editor SOME key achievements of the Human Rights Committee in the previous Parliament include …

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