Parliamentary Elections in Kuwait
Eight women are registered as candidates for the parliamentary elections that will take place in Kuwait on July 27. The number of total candidates is 418 (1.9% are women).
In 2009, four women were elected to the National Assembly for the first time in Kuwait's history - no woman was elected before. At that time, Aseel al-Awadhi, Rula Dashti, Salwa al-Jassar and Masouma al-Mubarak represented 8% of total parliamentary.
In the last elections, which took place on December 2012, three women were elected to the National Assembly of Kuwait, which has a total of 50 directly elected members. Until 2005, women in Kuwait did not have the right to vote or run for office.