Kuwait (Sept 25, 2012)

Sept. 27, 2012, midnight

Kuwait’s Constitutional Court rejected the government’s appeal to amend the 2006 electoral law and redistrict the country.  The law being upheld currently divides the country into five constituencies.   Districting in Kuwait has been a point of tension between opposition groups and their government counterparts, appointed by the ruling Al-Sabah family. Opposition groups view redistricting before an election as an attempt to redefine electoral boundaries in favor of the government. Therefore the rejection of this ruling by the Constitutional Court is seen as a victory for Kuwait’s political opposition.


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