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Three candidates drop out of electoral race
November 5, 2016, 8:23 am
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Three parliamentary hopefuls quit the electoral race on Friday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced, leaving a total of 388 candidates contesting parliamentary elections on November 26th.

In a statement, the MoI's Department of Election Affairs noted that Adel Al-Kharafi has relinquished his candidacy in the Second Constituency, while Khaled Al-Azmi and Abdulmohsen Al-Mqataa, two candidates from the Fifth Constituency, have quit the race.

As per election laws, candidates are permitted to drop out of the electoral race no later than a week before the date of elections. The 2016 parliamentary elections are held according to decree 20/2012, amended by law 42/2006 on re-organizing the electoral constituencies.

Source: KUNA

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