Thursday, May 25, 2006

Kuwaiti Women Candidates

Kuwait now has its first five female Parliamentary candidates, as registration opens for the June 29 elections to replace the Parliament dissolved by the Emir a few days ago. The strangest part of the article is when it described how there were separate registration lines for men and women to as to maintain segregation of the sexes, but both offices were mostly staffed by women anyway. In related news, Kuwait's Islamist Umma party is boycotting the election on the grounds it is corrupt.


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