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World IN BRIEF : KUWAIT : Vote Slated Today on New Assembly

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Kuwaitis vote today for a new assembly portrayed by the government as necessary for the future of democracy in the Persian Gulf state but condemned by opposition activists as unconstitutional. A total of 348 candidates are running for the 50 seats to be chosen by Kuwait’s 62,000-strong, all-male electorate. The emir, Sheik Jabbar al Ahmed al Sabah, will appoint 25 members of the 75-seat house. The assembly will review Kuwait’s past parliamentary experiences and make recommendations to the emir, who will in turn refer them to a new Parliament to be elected in 1994.


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