Kuwait’s Amir cables newly elected members of Municipal Council

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent earlier on Sunday a cable of congratulations to the newly elected members of Kuwait Municipal Council for the trust the gained from Kuwaiti people after winning the elections. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah sent similar cables.

Fuhaid Al-Muwaizri celebrates with his supporters.

His Highness the Amir commended the efforts of state bodies on Saturday in organizing municipal elections, saying the process panned out in an orderly and seamless fashion. The information, health, and education ministries were among the state bodies acknowledged by His Highness the Amir, who also gave equal credit to Kuwaiti voters for their compliance with instructions as they casted their ballots.

The Judges of the main committees in charge of the Municipal Council election 2022 announced on Saturday the results of winners for the 13th Legislative session in Kuwait’s eight constituencies on Saturday. The judges announced 10 winners and members of the new municipal council on Kuwait State Television, and they are: The winner in the first constituency is Hasan Kamal with 2,755 of the votes. The winner in the second constituency Abdullah Al-Mehri with 4,331 of the votes. The winner in the third constituency is Fahad Al-Abduljader with 2,510 of the votes.

The winner in the fourth constituency is Saud Al-Kanderi with 5,561 of the votes. The winner in the fifth constituency is Nasser Al-Jadaan with 5,681 of the votes. The winner in the sixth constituency is Fuhaid Al-Muwaizri with 5,235 of the votes. The winner in the eighth constituency is Abdullah Al-Enezi with 9,893 of the votes. The winner in the ninth constituency is Nasser Al-Kafeef, who won the municipality seat after winning 13,401 of the votes.

People dance to celebrate Fuhaid Al-Muwaizri’s win.

Candidates in the seventh and 10th constituencies won an automatic victory due to being the only nominated candidates in their constituencies, in accordance with local laws governing the voting process. They are Khaled Al-Mutairi in the seventh constituency, and Nassar Al-Azmi in the 10th constituency. The four-year membership of the Municipal Council consists of 16 members, 10 of them get elected based on law number 35-1962, while six members get appointed by a government decree within 15 days from announcing the results of the election.

Earlier, the Municipal Council elections closed at precisely 8:00 pm at polling centers throughout Kuwait’s eight voting constituencies ahead of the counting of votes. Some 36 hopefuls, including one woman, threw their hat in for the role, some of whom will be ushered in by 438,283 registered voters. – KUNA

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