Kuwait court rejects move to bar parliament candidate

January 23, 2012
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Kuwait’s administrative court has thrown out a lawsuit to bar a former lawmaker from seeking a new term in parliament.

Voters in the Second Constituency had filed a case to have a ban on ex-MP Khalaf Dumaifir from running in the parliamentary elections on February 2.

According to the filed papers, the former lawmaker has had a court ruling against him in the past and cannot, under the country’s elections laws, be a candidate in the national elections.

Khalaf was among a group of candidates who were initially barred by the interior ministry from running upon a recommendation from an ad-hoc committee.

However, the ministry’s decision was challenged and the candidates, including hig-profile figure ex-MP Faisal Al Mislim, were reinstated.

Badr Al Zair, the lawyer for the voters, said that he would take the case to the appeals court.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/kuwait-court-rejects-move-to-bar-parliament-candidate-1.969741

         

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