Voting ends for Kuwait’s National Assembly elections

Manama: Polling stations in Kuwait closed for the National Assembly's 18th legislative term at 12:00 a.m. local time. Voting began at 12:00 p.m. and continued for 12 hours, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said, noting that some 834,733 eligible voters cast their ballots to elect 50 MPs out of 200 candidates to represent them at the new legislature for a term of four years. There are 104,038 voters in the first constituency with 41 candidates competing. The second constituency has 39 candidates in the race to win the votes of 95,302 people. There are 32 hopefuls in the third constituency, which has 143,693 voters. 48 candidates are competing for the votes of 220,932 people in the fourth constituency. The fifth constituency includes 40 rivals and 270,768 eligible voters. Some 123 designated schools would host the ballot boxes with 764 main and sub-committees therein. Source: Bahrain News Agency

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