KUWAIT: Kuwait Municipality has removed 27 illegal electoral ads from the streets of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate, it said yesterday. The emergency team of the governorate’s municipality department have taken away the 27 unlicensed electoral ads of candidates standing for the 2016 National Assembly (parliament) elections slated for today, November 26, Mubarak Al-Kabeer’s public relations section added in a brief statement. It noted that work would continue targeting any other illegal ads.
On Wednesday, it was announced that the municipality monitoring bodies had removed 61 illegal electoral ads in Mubarak Al-Kabeer in two days, in addition to 548 in Al Farwaniyah Governorate since the election campaigns kicked off. Kuwait Municipality had urged the candidates to abide by the relevant laws to secure a smooth electoral process.
On Thursday, Municipality Director General Ahmad Al-Manfouhi said in a press statement that no effort was spared to depict a favorable and democratic image of Kuwait through today’s elections. Manfouhi added that some 5,953 illegal advertisements were removed. – KUNA