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326 candidates fight for 50 seats in Kuwait Parl Polls, voting underway

The voting process started at 8 a.m. and will proceed continue till 8 p.m., Xinhua news agency reported

Saturday December 5, 2020 4:38 PM, IANS

Kuwait Election

Kuwait City: Voting was underway on Saturday for the parliamentary elections in Kuwait with 326 candidates running for 50 seats.

The voting process started at 8 a.m. and will proceed continue till 8 p.m., Xinhua news agency reported.

In a report, the Kuwait News Agency said that 326 candidates across five electoral districts in the country will run for the 50 seats, compared with 293 candidates in the 2016 elections.

The 50 elected members of the National Assembly are elected from five 10-seat constituencies by single non-transferable vote.

The Education Ministry has selected 102 schools across the country to receive voters during the elections, and the government has distributed five field teams in the five electoral zones to monitor all activities throughout the elections.

The government has taken strict health precautions during the voting process, including limiting group gatherings near the polling stations, asking people to wear masks, wash hands and wear gloves.

In addition, medical clinics are designated to guarantee the health and safety of voters.

According to the Health Ministry's spokesperson Abdullah Al-Sanad, voters who are infected or those who are quarantined need to get a permit through an app before going to polling stations.

A number of schools have been especially designated to receive infected voters.

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