Kuwaiti women flash their passports as they arrive to cast their votes at a polling station in Kuwait City, on November 26, 2016. (Image Credit: AFP)

Polls open in Kuwait as opposition returns

Polls opened in Kuwait Saturday for its seventh general election in a decade.

KUWAIT CITY: Polls opened in Kuwait Saturday for its seventh general election in a decade.

Analysts are expecting a large turnout in the snap polls triggered by the return of the opposition, which boycotted the previous two elections to protest the government amendment of the electoral law.

The emir dissolved the last parliament after MPs called for ministers to be grilled over subsidy cuts, in a state with a traditionally generous welfare system.

Female voters were lined up to cast their ballots at the women's polling station in Jabriya, just south of the capital Kuwait City, as polls opened at 8 am (0500 GMT).

Voting is taking place at 100 polling stations set up in schools, with separate centres for men and...Read more...

Source: gulfnews.com