Kuwait: By-elections loom as two opposition MPs lose their seats

Issue 1074 - 07 Feb 2019
Kuwait is to hold two by-elections after a Constitutional Court ruling which effectively revoked the membership of two opposition MPs in the National Assembly (parliament). Waleed Al-Tabtabaei and Jamaan Al-Harbash had been convicted by the Court of Cassation in July 2018 of storming the parliament in November 2011, during anti-corruption protests. They were both sentenced to three-and-a-half-years in jail.

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