The British Business Forum (BBF) held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, 16 November at the British Embassy premises. The guest speaker for the evening was Reaven D'Souza, Managing Editor of The Times, Kuwait, who gave a useful insight to the gathering on the upcoming elections in Kuwait. Addressing the packed hall of attendees, Mr. Reaven explained the various processes of the upcoming elections. He briefly touched upon constituencies, candidates, voter-registration and some other salient features of the elections.
As the oldest directly-elected parliament among Arab Gulf states, Kuwait's parliament is among the most powerful and vocal in the region. In this year's election, there are 483,186 eligible voters registered across the country, comprising of 230,430 men and 252,756 women voters.
A question answer session, which followed the presentation, saw many interesting queries from the audience being answered by the speaker. Donald Teale of the BBF gave away the raffle prizes and delivered the vote of thanks in addition to presenting a plaque to the guest speaker. The British Business Forum (BBF) is a not-for-profit organization for business people under the aegis and patronage of the British Embassy in Kuwait.