Parliamentary Elections in Kuwait



Parliamentary Elections in Kuwait

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 13:00 to Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 04:00

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.

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For more information visit the Global Database of Quotas for Women and the Parline database on national parliaments