One-man-1-vote system ‘inappropriate’

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Special session to discuss, okay bills on amending Election Law

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 23: A total of 12 MPs signed a proposal to hold a special session on aug 25 TO DISCuss and approve bills on amending the Election Law, which are currently in the hands of the parliamentary Interior and Defense Affairs Committee.

The signatories of the proposal argued the one-man-one-vote system has been proven inappropriate as seen in the results of the last three elections. They said this system bound the voters and failed to provide them with enough options for choosing their representatives.

They explained the proposal is aimed at giving citizens a chance to vote for more than one lawmaker. In another development, the leaked recordings of the State Security Department at the Ministry of Interior drew the attention of MPs who consider these recordings a violation of the citizens’ privacy and the Constitution. They emphasized the need for Minister of Interior Anas Al-Saleh to punish those behind the leaks and refer the issue to the Public Prosecution.

MP Ahmed Al-Fadl said this is a golden opportunity for Al-Saleh to clean the ministry by eliminating corrupt officials and those with political tendencies. Nevertheless, he asserted that the contents of the recordings are more provocative than the issue of leaking private information. Commenting on the same issue, MP Nasser Al-Doussari pointed out the recordings are regarded as a blatant violation of the Constitution. He urged Al-Saleh to reveal the results of investigations to the citizens.

MP Al-Humaidi Al-Subai’e said spying on citizens is the attitude of unsuccessful police governments. The lawmaker added that HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid must know he is not far away from questioning, warning the no-confidence motion against the minister of interior could develop to a higher level

By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff

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