KUWAIT: Up to 43 MPs represented the second constituency in 12 assemblies between 1981 and 2013. The constituency is marked as number one in terms of recurrent win of parliament seats by same figures, compared with the other constituencies. Khalaf Al-Dumaitheer is on top of the list of recurrently elected MPs in this constituency that comprises sub-divisions two, three, five, six and 18, according to the 25-constituency system-occupying the seat in 10 subsequent legislative terms, including the annulled 2012 parliament. Second was Jassem the late Al-Kharafi, who was elected for eight consecutive terms. Meshari Al-Anjeri and Ahmad Baqer won the seat in six terms in a row.
Those who maintained the parliamentary membership for four consecutive terms were Mohammad Al-Saqer (including the anulled 2012 parliament), Mohammad Al-Mutair and Marzouq Al-Ghanim (including the anulled 2012 parliament). Ali Al-Rashed served for five legislative terms (including the anulled 2013 parliament and his resignation of the 2013 parliament).
Of the three consecutive terms record were Abdulaziz Al-Mutawaa, Abdullah Al-Nibari, Meshari Al-Osaimi, Rashed Al-Hebaidah and Abdulwahab Al-Haroun. Khaled Bin Issa and Jumaan Al-Hirbish also served same number (including the anulled 2012 parliament).
In category of winning seats in two successive terms, were Jassem Al-Saqer, Abdulmohsen Jamal, Homoud Al-Roumi, Sabah Bou-Shiba, Hamad Al-Jo’an, Ahmad Al-Nassar and Fahad Al-Khennah. In the single-term category: Mohammad Al-Rushaid, Mohammad Al-Bader, Abdurrahman Al-Ghuneim, Jassem Al-Qutami, Abdullah Al-Aradah, Duaij Al-Shemmari, Abdullatif Al-Ameeri, Mohammad Al-Abduljader, Salwa Al-Jassar, Adnan Al-Mutawaa, Abdurrahman Al-Anjeri, Riyadh Al-Adsani, Rakan Al-Nisf, Adel Al-Kharafi, Hamad Al-Harshani, Oudah Al-Ruweiee, Abdurrahman Al-Jeeran, Khalil Al-Saleh Ahmad Lari and Ahmad Al-Qudheebi. Former MPs Al-Ameeri, Al-Mutawaa, Al-Anjeri, Al-Adsani, Al-Kharafi, Al-Harshani, Al-Jeeran and Al-Saleh all had seats in the annulled 2012 parliament.
Elected MPs in this constituency have a record of occupying the chairmanship post of the parliament. Jassem Al-Kharafi served as speaker of the National Assembly for five terms; 1999, 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2009. Ali Al-Rashed was speaker of the annulled 2012 parliament, while Marzouq Al-Ghanim was speaker of the 2013 parliament.
As to MPs’ representation in cabinets, the proportion is low, amounting to only four since 1981. MPs of this constituency did not have any ministerial portfolio in the cabinet formations in 1981, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. However, Jassem Al-Kharafi served as minister of finance and economy in the 1985 cabinet.
Following restoration of “the parliamentary life” in 1992, Meshari Al-Anjeri took over the ministry of justice and administrative affairs. Ahmad Baqer was named as minister of justice, awqaf and Islamic affairs in 2001. He also served as minister of justice in 2003. After a cabinet reshuffle in 2005, he also served, in addition to his post, as minister of state for municipal affairs. In the 2011 line-up, Ali Al-Rashed was appointed minister of state for cabinet affairs. – KUNA