KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: Forty- one parliamentary hopefuls, including one woman, filed their candidacies for the 2016 National Assembly elections on the sixth day of the registration period. The number of those who will contest the elections should have totaled 292 on Monday but one of the candidates who registered earlier has opted out of the electoral race so the total is now down to 291.
Following are the candidates who registered on the sixth day per constituency:
■ First Constituency (eight candidates) — Jalal Hussein Al-Koub, Abdullah Yousif Al- Roumi, Abdul-Mutalib Bahbahani, Ali Ahmed Hussein, Ali Abdul-Razak Taqqi, Ali Abdul- Rasoul Al-Qatan, Mohammed Abdul-Amir Al-Haddad and Nawaf Suleiman Al-Fazei
■ Second Constituency (six candidates) — Anwar Jawad Bukhamseen, Ahned Ibrahim Al-Khamees, Ali Jawad Al- Sayegh, Omar Abdul-Mohsen Al-Tabtabaei, Faisal Faihan Al-Otaibi and Yousef Rashid Al-Al-Muzen
■ Third Constituency (five candidates) — Osama Yousif Al-Tahous, Amani Jalil Al-Saleh, Fahad Abdullah Al- Tammar, Faisal Shaheen Al-Hamadi and Nasser Mohammed Al-Ajmi
■ Fourth Constituency (12 candidates) — Sultan Jadan Al-Shumiri, Suleiman Saud Al-saeed, Saif Rashid Al-Mutairi, Ayed Bajas Al-Barazi, Abdullah Fahad Al-Anazi, Abdullah Mazouk Al-Adwani, Lafi Hamoud Al-Mutairi, Mutab Lahab Al-Mutairi, Mohammed Duhaim Al-Zufairi, Mishal Hussein Al-Mutairi, Mansour Khalaf Al-Elaj and Naif Abdullah Al-Daihani
■ Fifth Constituency (10 candidates) — Bader Ali Al-Azmi, Hassan Saad Al-Azmi, Talal Saad Al-Sahli, Atif Mohammed Al-Azmi, Abdullah Zaid Al-Azmi, Ali Abdul-Hadi Al-Muri, Mohammed Ali Al-Azmi, Matar Salem Al-Azmi, Nasser Bader Baqer and Anwar Ramadan Dashti Amani Al-Saleh, the only female candidate who registered Sunday, said in a press statement after filing her candidacy that the previous Parliament adopted resolutions deemed insulting to the people of Kuwait. She then stressed the need for the next Parliament to ratify laws in the interest of the people. She asserted the economic situation is difficult and there is no censorship on retailers or properties. She added, “We need to settle debts with Kuwaiti traders and impose property tax in order to control prices.” She also emphasized the significance of addressing a number of issues concerning women, such as treating them as equal to men in granting housing loans.
By Abubakar A. Ibrahim Arab Times Staff