A day in the life of a Kuwaiti Member of Parliament

The 50-seat National Assembly, known as the Majlis Al-Umma, was established by Kuwait’s November 1962 constitution. Next to Lebanon’s parliament, it is the longest-serving all-elected legislative body in the Arab world. In 2005, the house passed a law to allow women to vote and run for office.
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Kuwaiti finance Minister Anas al-Saleh (C), MPs Yaqoup al-Sanea (R) and Nabeel al-Fadhel attend a session of the parliament on June 24, 2014 at the national assembly in Kuwait City. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti Shiite MP Abdulhameed Dashti (C) and Information Minister Sheikh Salman al-Sabah (L) laughs during a parliament session on June 24, 2014 at the Kuwait's national assembly in Kuwait City. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti MP Nabeel al-Fadhela (C), wearing a nose and mouth mask, looks on during a session of the parliament on June 24, 2014 at the national assembly in Kuwait City. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti parliament speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim (C) looks on during a session of the parliament on June 24, 2014 at the national assembly in Kuwait City. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti oil Minister Ali al-Omair (C) arrives to take part in a session of the parliament on June 24, 2014 at the national assembly in Kuwait City. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti Oil Minister Ali al-Omair smiles during a parliamentary session at the Kuwait's national assembly in Kuwiat city on June 10, 2014. The Gulf emirate's government has decided in principle to end subsidies on diesel fuel but will deal with any negative impacts on consumers before implementing the decision, the cabinet said, one month after the OPEC member state warned that spending outpaced revenues and this could lead to a budget deficit in 2017/2018 after years of surpluses. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti Finance Minister Anas al-Saleh gestures as he speaks during a parliament session at the Kuwaiti national assembly in Kuwait City on May 20, 2014. Anas al-Saleh warned the oil-rich Gulf state will face a certain budget deficit soon as growth in spending has outpaced a rise in public revenues. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti social affairs minister Hind al-Sabeeh (front-R) and Under-Secretary of Kuwait's ministry of finance Khalifa Hamada (L) attend a parliament session at the Kuwaiti national assembly in Kuwait City on May 20, 2014. Kuwaiti Finance Minister Anas al-Saleh warned the oil-rich Gulf state will face a certain budget deficit soon as growth in spending has outpaced a rise in public revenues. (AFP/Getty Images)

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