Kuwaitis begin voting in National Assembly elections

YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP

Hundreds of thousands of eligible Kuwaiti voters are casting their ballots in unprecedented parliamentary elections being held amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), some 326 candidates, including 29 women, are contesting to the 50-member parliament, known as the National Assembly.

Voting began at 08:00 and will proceed until 20:00 local time.

Stringent health and safety measures are in place outside and inside the polling stations, said the KUNA report.

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