Shiites lose one third of seats in Kuwait parliament
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 29 /Trend, A. Taghiyeva/
As a result of the parliamentary elections held in Kuwait on July 27, the Shiites lost one third of their seats in parliament, "Al Arabiya" TV channel reported on Monday.
According to results, Shiites got only 10 seats in the parliament compared to 17 seats as a result of elections in December, 2012.
It is noted that, the liberals were successful in Kuwait's parliamentary elections. Some religious parties boycotted the elections as a sign of protest against changes in voting laws.
These are already the second parliamentary elections in Kuwait in the last eight months. The constitutional court overturned the results of the previous vote on June 16, decided to dissolve the National Assembly and conduct new elections due to irregularities in the voting process.
In total, nearly 440,000 voters are registered in Kuwait. They have voted for one of around 321 pretenders for around 50 deputy mandates. Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary elections are conducted there every four years.