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Kuwait's 2012 National Assembly Elections

Recent parliamentary elections that took place on 2 February came in the wake of popular mobilisation that ousted the former government and saw the dissolving of parliament.

Thursday, 19 April 2012 08:15 GMT

For the fourth time in less than six years, on 2 February 2012, more than 400,000 Kuwaiti voters elected their 14th National Assembly in the hope of rescuing the country from the cycle of political crises that has plagued it for years.

The recent parliamentary elections came in the wake of popular mobilisation that ousted the former government and saw the dissolving of parliament. The elections have raised a number of questions and created numerous problems regarding the democratic process in Kuwait. The successive political crises between government and parliament and the absence of any real progress are a cause of deep concern for Kuwaiti citizens - regardless of their political persuasion.

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