Kuwait: Election Winners by Constituency

The following are the winners of the December 2012 Kuwaiti National Assembly election in each of Kuwait’s five constituencies. As has been mentioned before, the election was boycotted by the opposition, so all of the candidates elected were pro-regime. Overall turnout (albiet, according to the official statistics) was 38.5 percent.

Analyzing these election winners reveals the impact of the one-vote decree – it drastically reduces the number of votes that a candidate needs to be elected, and it makes manipulation of the election results more likely when the threshold to be elected is so low. The highest percentage that a winning candidate received was 14 percent, and the lowest was 2 percent, in the 5th constituency where Nasser Abdullah Al-Shammari was elected as an MP with only 502 votes, or 2 percent of the total number of votes cast.

1st Constituency (turnout 42,868):

  1. Kamel Al-Awadhi – 5757 votes (13%)
  2. Adnan Abdulsamad – 4983 (11%)
  3. Faisal Al-Duwarsan – 4851 (11%)
  4. Yusuf Zalzala – 3529 (8%)
  5. Maasouma Al-Mubarak – 3204 (7%)
  6. Abdulhameed Dashti – 2725 (6%)
  7. Saleh Ashour – 2241 (5%)
  8. Nawwaf Al-Fuzai – 2090 (4%)
  9. Khaled Al-Shatti – 1901 (4%)
  10. Hussein Al-Qallaf – 1656 (3%)

2nd Constituency (turnout 26,167):

  1. Ali Al-Rashed – 3044 (11%)
  2. Adnan Al-Mutawwa’ – 2598 (9%)
  3. Abdulrahman Al-Jeeran – 2317 (8%)
  4. Bader Al-Bathali – 1919 (7%)
  5. Adel Al-Kharafi – 1834 (7%)
  6. Ahmed Lari – 1634 (6%)
  7. Khalaf Dmaitheer Al-Enezi – 1552 (5%)
  8. Khalil Al-Saleh – 1475 (5%)
  9. Hamad Saif Al-Harshani – 1043 (3%)
  10. Saleh Al-Ateeqi – 909 (3%)

3rd Constituency (turnout 38,205):

  1. Ali Al-Omari – 5714 (14%)
  2. Khalil Abdullah Ali Abdullah – 3780 (9%)
  3. Ahmed Al-Mulaifi – 2979 – (7%)
  4. Safa’ Al-Hasheem – 2632 – (6%)
  5. Saadoun Hamad Al-Otaibi – 2147 – (5%)
  6. Hesham Al-Baghli – 1980 – (5%)
  7. Abdullah Al-Mayouf – 1944 – (5%)
  8. Nabil Al-Fadhl – 1860 – (4%)
  9. Yaaqoub Al-Sane’ – 1392 – (3%)
  10. Mohammad Al-Jabri – 1244 – (3%)

4th Constituency (turnout 31,640):

  1. Askar Al-Enezi – 2517 – (8%)
  2. Saad Khanfour Al-Rashidi – 2474 – (8%)
  3. Saud Nashmi Al-Huraiji – 2125 – (6%)
  4. Mubarak Al-Khurainej – 1768 – (5%)
  5. Thikra Al-Rashidi – 1283 – (4%)
  6. Khaled Al-Shulaimi – 1251 – (3%)
  7. Mohammad Al-Barrak – 1214 - (3%)
  8. Mishari Al-Husseini – 1126 - (3%)
  9. Mubarak Al-Orf – 1120 - (3%)
  10. Mubarak Saleh Al-Nejada – 1090 - (3%)

5th Constituency (turnout 24,421):

  1. Faisal Al-Kandari – 3534 – (14%)
  2. Abdullah Al-Tamimi – 2852 – (11%)
  3. Nasser Al-Marri – 1634 – (6%)
  4. Hanin Hussein Shams – 1612 – (6%)
  5. Essam Al-Dabboos – 1299 – (5%)
  6. Khaled Adwa Al-Ajmi – 869 - (3%)
  7. Taher Al-Failakawi – 846 - (3%)
  8. Hammad Al-Dosari – 839 - (3%)
  9. Saad Al-Boos – 792 - (3%)
  10. Nasser Abdullah Al-Shammari – 502 – (2%)

It is important to note, as mentioned in the previous post, that the 1st constituency was least affected by the boycott while the 4th and 5th constituencies, with large tribal populations were the most affected by it. A major reason why the 1st constituency was not affected by the boycott was due to the large Shi’ite population there. As mentioned before, Shi’ites won a record number of seats in this election.

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