KUWAIT: The total electorate for the upcoming elections due on November 26 stands at 483,186, including 230,430 males and 252,756 females. The number of eligible voters in the fourth constituency had reached 127, 408 with 67,914 females. The current figure is an increase by 13,723 voters which is around 2.84 percent from the numbers registered in the previous elections in July of 2016. The fourth constituency represent 26.36 percent of the total number of voters nationwide.
Voters of this constituency are residents of 18 areas: Farwaniya with 5,346 (including 2,253 females), Al-Ferdous with 17,643 (including 8,900 females), Al-Omariya with 5,225 (including 2,652 females), Al-Rabiya with 5,750 (including 2,941 females), Al-Rigaie and Al-Andalous with 8,197 (with 4,846 including females), and Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh with 4,922 (including 2,244 females).
The constituency also consists of Sabah Al-Nasser with 7,679 (including 4, 643 females), Al-Rehab with 1,677 (including 4,107 females), Al-Adhailiya with 20 male voters only, Al-Aradhiya with 13,468 (with 7,544 females), Ishbilya with 1,488 (including 738 females), Abdullah Al-Mubarak with 4,014 (including 1,754 females), new Jahra area with 23,857 (including 13,304 females), Al-Sulaibiya and government housing areas with 2,061 (including 1,842 females), Saad Al-Abdullah city with 4,416 (including 1,742 females), and Jahra and Al-Bar with 19,215 (including 10,081 females). No voters were registered in Al-Shidadiya and Saihad Al-Awazim.
Candidates of the fourth constituency for the National Assembly elections for the 15th legislative term, slated for 26 November 2016, are predominantly have high levels of education. About 48 percent of them 40-49 years old. Out of the total 116 nominees of the constituency, as the registration ended for the race, there are 68 (58.62 percent) with university degrees; nineteen (16.37 percent) carry diplomas; eighteen (15.51 percent) are high school graduates, and ten (8.62 percent) completed the intermediate school.
Among the 68 nominees with academic degrees, 11 have PhDs in education, law, family medicine, accounting, business administration, political science, and teaching methodology. Twelve nominees have MAs in military sciences, economy, law, libraries, information documents, Islamic studies, strategic management, environmental engineering, and psychological and educational guidance.
Forty-five BA holding nominees studied history, aviation science, law, social work, electronic engineering, electrical engineering, architectural engineering, surgery, economic geography, accounting and political sciences. The 19 candidates with diplomas are specialized in business administration, electronic engineering, military sciences, police science, or studied at the Religious Institute.
As for the candidates of the fourth constituency in the 2013 parliamentary elections, they were 114; Fifty-five of them (48-24 percent) had university degrees; Twenty (17.45 percent) had diplomas; Thirty-one (27.19 percent) were high school graduates, and seven (6.14 percent) candidates completed the intermediate school.
Among the 55 nominees with university degrees, 10 had PhDs in e-government, modern history, Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), strategic philosophy, philosophy of business administration, education, political science, economy and oral and dental surgery.
Thirteen candidates with MAs were qualified in management, public law, international and diplomatic relations, project management, military sciences, Islamic studies, fundamentals of education, and business administration.
BA nominees, 32, were specialized in in physical education, medicine, surgery, law, science, Sharia, education, sociology, business administration, social work, law, and civil engineering. The twenty diploma candidates studied fire science, military sciences, police science, electronics, business administration, engineering, civilian aircraft maintenance, medical emergencies, and aviation science.
In the 2012 elections, candidates of the Fourth Constituency were 97. Nominees with university degrees hit 44 (45.36 percent), the same figure of the ones with diplomas and the high school graduates together, 22 candidates (22.68 percent) and 23 (23.71 percent) respectively. Predominantly, most candidates were 40-49 years old. Eight candidates (8.24 percent) completed the intermediate school.
Nine of the 44 nominees with academic degrees had PhDs in economy, business administration, information management, distance learning, philosophy, mechanical engineering, medicine, leadership, education policies, and sociology. Nine nominees studied law, teaching methodology, quality management, military sciences, public law, and international relations.
Twenty-six BA holding candidates were qualified in the Arabic language, law, education, Sharia, political science, economy, business administration, accounting, commerce, social work and industrial engineering.
The 22 nominees with diplomas had were specialized in military sciences, management, secretarial work, health sciences, mechanical engineering, electronics, medical emergencies, social work, technology, safety and security, and accounting, or studied at the Teachers’ Institute.
In terms of age, 56 of the Fourth Constituency nominees for the 2016 elections are 40-49 years old, 48.27 percent of the total candidates. Forty-seven (40.5 percent) were 50 years old or over, and 13 (11.20 percent) were 30-39 years old.
In the 2013 elections, 53 candidates (46.49 percent) were 40-49 years old; 46 ones (40.35 percent) were 50 years old or over; fifteen nominees (13.15 percent) were 30-39 years old. Candidates for the 2012 elections, included 50 nominees (51.54 percent) were 40-49 years old; 26 ones (26.80 percent) were 50 years old or over; and twenty-one nominees (21.64 percent) were 30-39 years old. – KUNA