Islamist candidates have become the big winners in Kuwait's general election by securing 34 seats in the 50-member parliament, according to figures released by the official KUNA news agency on Friday Xinhua reported
No women candidates were elected in the fourth parliamentary election in Kuwait since 2006.
Thursday's snap election came after Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah dissolved the parliament in December to end months of political standoff between the government and the parliament.
A total of 286 candidates, including 23 women, contested in the snap election on Thursday.
Kuwait bans political parties, and all the candidates contest individually.
The election was marred by violence when Kuwaiti riot police clashed with hundreds of tribesmen who stormed a local television station on the eve of the polls.
Oil-rich Kuwait is the first Gulf Arab state to adopt a constitution in 1962 and elected a parliament in the following year. The lawmakers were bestowed the right to question ministers or vote them out of office over irregularities or irresponsibility.
The amir was expected to appoint a new cabinet in the coming days to replace the caretaker one, whose responsibility was to oversee the election.