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Kuwaitis go to the polls

Kuwaitis have cast their votes in the emirate’s second parliamentary election in eight months. The most recent National Assembly was dissolved in June, leaving more than 300 candidates vying for support among the electorate, though many opposition figures boycotted the poll after the voting system was reduced from one person, four votes to one person, one vote.

Kuwaitis go to the polls
Kuwaiti women, supporters of parliamentary candidate Abdullah al-Azmi, wait outside a polling station in Kuwait City on July 27, 2013. Kuwaitis were called to the polls today for the Gulf emirate's second parliamentary election in eight months with turnout the key issue as the opposition urged a boycott. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwaitis go to the polls
Kuwaiti men display their identity cards as they wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Kuwait City on July 27, 2013. Kuwaitis were called to the polls today for the Gulf emirate's second parliamentary election in eight months with turnout the key issue as the opposition urged a boycott. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwaitis go to the polls
A Kuwaiti man casts his ballot at a polling station in Kuwait City, on July 27, 2013. Kuwaitis were called to the polls today for the Gulf emirate's second parliamentary election in eight months with turnout the key issue as the opposition urged a boycott. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwaitis go to the polls
Kuwaiti women wait to cast their ballots at a polling station in Kuwait City, on July 27, 2013. Kuwaitis were called to the polls today for the Gulf emirate's second parliamentary election in eight months with turnout the key issue as the opposition urged a boycott. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwaitis go to the polls
A Kuwaiti man casts his ballot at a polling station in Kuwait City, on July 27, 2013. Kuwaitis were called to the polls today for the Gulf emirate's second parliamentary election in eight months with turnout the key issue as the opposition urged a boycott. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwaitis go to the polls
Policemen keep watch at a polling station in Kuwait City as a Kuwaiti men wait to cast their ballots on July 27, 2013. Kuwaitis were called to the polls today for the Gulf emirate's second parliamentary election in eight months with turnout the key issue as the opposition urged a boycott. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwaitis go to the polls
Kuwaiti judges and their aides count the ballots at a polling station after closure of voting in al-Khaldeyya district of Kuwait city, on July 27, 2013. Polls closed in Kuwait's second parliamentary election in eight months with early indications showing a higher turnout than previous polls despite an opposition boycott and scorching temperatures. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwaitis go to the polls
A Kuwaiti man casts his ballot at a polling station in Kuwait City, on July 27, 2013. Kuwaitis were called to the polls today for the Gulf emirate's second parliamentary election in eight months with turnout the key issue as the opposition urged a boycott. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwaitis go to the polls
Kuwaiti judges (L) and their aides count the ballots at a polling station after closure of voting in al-Khaldeyya district of Kuwait city, on July 27, 2013. Polls closed in Kuwait's second parliamentary election in eight months with early indications showing a higher turnout than previous polls despite an opposition boycott and scorching temperatures. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwaitis go to the polls
Kuwaiti judges (TOP) and their aides count the ballots at a polling station after closure of voting in al-Khaldeyya district of Kuwait city, on July 27, 2013. Polls closed in Kuwait's second parliamentary election in eight months with early indications showing a higher turnout than previous polls despite an opposition boycott and scorching temperatures. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwaitis go to the polls
Kuwaiti judges (R) and their aides count the ballots at a polling station after closure of voting in al-Khaldeyya district of Kuwait city, on July 27, 2013. Polls closed in Kuwait's second parliamentary election in eight months with early indications showing a higher turnout than previous polls despite an opposition boycott and scorching temperatures. (AFP/Getty Images)