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Monday , October 21 2019

61 apply to contest MP seats – Poll on March 16

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 16, (KUNA): Fifteen candidates submitted their applications for parliamentary by-elections on Saturday, the 10th and last day of candidacy for the vote slated for March 16.

Election affairs commission received applications of 15 candidates. They are running for two seats in the second and the third constituencies. The total number of the candidates has so far reached 61, including five women. It said that five candidate submitted an application to run for the second constituency and 10 others for the third constituency.

On Feb 4, the government assigned the Interior Ministry to prepare for organizing by-elections for 2nd and 3rd constituencies on March 16 after the Court of Cassation slammed prison sentences on two MPs. The two seats became vacant after the Court of Cassation sentenced two MPs, during a session on July 8, 2018, for three and a half years behind bars.

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