Capital Governor Lt. Gen. Thabet Al-Muhanna on Saturday said that Kuwait's longtime democracy is among the oldest in Arab region, proving success over the years.
Al-Muhanna made the statement during a tour that included a host of polling stations in the various areas of the governorate where voters cast their votes in the National Assembly (parliament) elections for the 15th Legislative Term. He said that the huge turnout reiterates the strong sense of responsibility of the Kuwaiti people and their keenness to elect the candidates who can best fulfil expectations of the nation.
The Governor highly appreciated the efforts exerted by the various ministries and other government bodies to secure a smooth election process.
Kuwaitis headed to the polls since the early morning Saturday to elect 50 members of the National Assembly in elections that will set in motion the parliament's 15th legislative term. Polling centers close their doors at 8:00 pm (1700 GMT). Some 293 candidates, are vying for parliamentary seats; Eligible voters hit 483,186.