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Sun 13 Nov 2016 12:01 PM

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Kuwait court confirms royal can run in election

Ruling followed objection by government which claims ruling family members cannot compete

Kuwait court confirms royal can run in election

Kuwait’s administrative court confirmed Thursday ruling family member Sheikh Malek Al-Humoud Al-Sabah is eligible to run in election.

The decision followed an objection by the government and election authorities which stated ruling family members are banned from contesting in parliamentary election, reported Kuwait Times.

The court refused the objection and said the constitution does prohibit ruling family members from contesting the polls. It insisted Al-Sahab should be allowed to register.

The government appealed the ruling in line with protests from constitutional experts who claim ruling family members are barred from contesting polls according to law.

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