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KUWAIT CITY, May 4: The Ministry of Interior has announced that the filing of candidacies for the upcoming National Assembly election will start on Friday and end on May 14. Director General of the Legal Affairs General Department at the Ministry of Interior Brigadier Saleh Al- Shatti affirmed that the decision is in accordance with Election Law number 35/1962. He said the Elections General Department in Shuwaikh will receive the candidacies from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm daily during the 10-day registration period including weekends.
Meanwhile, former Assembly Speaker Ahmed Al-Saadoun, who had earlier confirmed that he will contest the election in the Second Constituency, is the oldest politician in the world – as he is about 90 years old. Also, the Islamic Constitutional Movement (ICM) has determined their candidates for the upcoming election as follows: former MP Osama Al-Shaheen in the First Constituency, former MP Hamad Al-Matar in the Second Constituency, and former MP Abdulaziz Al- Saqaabi in the Third Constituency. On the other hand, former MP Khalid Al-Anzi has no intention to run for the election due the “suspension of forgery which marked the 2022 elections.” He pointed out that he cannot be part of a process, which he considers a violation of the Constitution.
Former MP and former Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Essa Al-Kandari has unveiled his plan to run for the election in the First Constituency. Meanwhile, Director General of Kuwait Municipality Ahmad Al-Manfouhi announced on Thursday receiving candidate applications for election campaign’s headquarters permits, starting May 5.
Al-Manfouhi expressed in a press release, following the municipality’s election committee’s first meeting that they will work on the success of the upcoming elections by providing all assists needed. He called on candidates to apply with all necessary documents for campaign headquarters and billboards licenses, including a copy of their ID cards and candidacy documents. He also noted necessity of an approval from the Ministry of Interior, Kuwait Fire Force regarding the location, including 200 KD permit fee via K-Net and 500 KD for insurance.
And, the Director-General of the General Department of Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Interior, Brigadier General Huqouqi Salah Al-Shatti, announced the approval of 759 original and subsidiary committees for the 2023 National Assembly elections, which will be held on June 6, reports Al-Qabas daily.
Al-Shatti added, 118 schools in the five constituencies have been approved for voting, and 5 schools in each constituency to announce the results. He added, “An administrative decision is being issued to designate 5 centers in the five electoral districts to receive applications from prospective contestants. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Anwar Al-Barjas issued a circular on suspending the vacation of security forces effective Thursday in preparation for the 2023 National Assembly election, reports Al-Anba daily. By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff and Agencies