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Kuwait: 'Think of your children and grandchildren' - Voters begin casting ballots to elect new parliament03:24

Kuwait: 'Think of your children and grandchildren' - Voters begin casting ballots to elect new parliament

Kuwait, Kuwait City
September 29, 2022 at 22:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Kuwaiti voters began casting their ballots in the country's parliamentary elections on Thursday, with a total of 305 candidates competing for a seat in government.

Footage shows people arriving at a polling station at the Issa Al-Hamad High School for Boys in the Qadsiya area of Kuwait City.

"We urge the Kuwaiti people to carefully choose their representatives because they are the ones who are responsible for your children’s and grandchildren’s future,” said one voter. Do not let your vote be driven by short-term objectives and goals; think forward, think of your children and grandchildren, and think of Kuwait because, in the end, Kuwait will stay and we will be gone, he added."

"We also hope that the National Assembly will achieve reform and development, which the previous members failed to achieve. So, we hope for good reforms and development in the coming days," said another.

According to local media, approximately 795,911 people in Kuwait are eligible to vote in the election of a new 50-seat National Assembly.

Kuwait: 'Think of your children and grandchildren' - Voters begin casting ballots to elect new parliament03:24
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Kuwaiti voters began casting their ballots in the country's parliamentary elections on Thursday, with a total of 305 candidates competing for a seat in government.

Footage shows people arriving at a polling station at the Issa Al-Hamad High School for Boys in the Qadsiya area of Kuwait City.

"We urge the Kuwaiti people to carefully choose their representatives because they are the ones who are responsible for your children’s and grandchildren’s future,” said one voter. Do not let your vote be driven by short-term objectives and goals; think forward, think of your children and grandchildren, and think of Kuwait because, in the end, Kuwait will stay and we will be gone, he added."

"We also hope that the National Assembly will achieve reform and development, which the previous members failed to achieve. So, we hope for good reforms and development in the coming days," said another.

According to local media, approximately 795,911 people in Kuwait are eligible to vote in the election of a new 50-seat National Assembly.