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Latest Kuwaiti parliamentary election Stories

2006-06-30 08:21:11

By Haitham Haddadin KUWAIT (Reuters) - Powerful Islamist and reformist candidates swept Kuwait's elections but women failed to win a single seat in their first attempt to run for parliament, results showed on Friday. Analysts and newspapers said a strong showing by the opposition -- a loose coalition of pro-reform ex-MPs, Islamists, leftists and liberals -- raises the possibility of deeper tension between the new assembly and the government. Opposition candidates won two-thirds of...

2006-06-30 02:06:10

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Women, participating as voters and candidates for the first time in Kuwaiti parliamentary elections, failed to win any seats, results carried by state media showed on Friday. The opposition, including Islamists, returned in strength in the election on Thursday, the results showed. Analysts said a strong showing by the opposition -- a loose coalition of pro-reform ex-MPs, Islamists and liberals -- raises the possibility of more tension between the new assembly and...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'