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Lone woman wins seat in Kuwait election

Published 27/11/2016

Kuwait has been holding parliamentary elections
Kuwait has been holding parliamentary elections

Men have won all but one of the seats in Kuwait's election, results showed.

Safaa al-Hashem was the only woman to win one of the 50 seats up for grabs in Saturday's election. The liberal candidate has served in previous parliaments, and was one of 15 women who ran for seats.

Vote tallies released on Sunday also showed gains for members of the opposition, who sat out the last election in 2013.

Kuwait's government is eager to further reign in generous public spending as the OPEC member copes with a slump in oil prices.


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