anti austerity vote

Kuwait’s Anti-Austerity Lawmakers Threaten Reform Plans

By Ahmed Hagagy KUWAIT, Dec 5  – A parliament packed with lawmakers who oppose wage cuts and taxes, and who want to keep Kuwait’s sumptuous welfare state intact, is threatening the government’s attempts to close a gaping budget deficit. Opposition candidates won about 24 out of 50 seats last month in a parliamentary election seen

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Kuwaiti Opposition Win Big In Anti-Austerity Vote

By Sami Aboudi and Ahmed Hagagy KUWAIT, Nov 27  – Opposition candidates are estimated to have won around 20 seats out of 50 in Kuwaiti elections that saw most parliament members replaced, in a vote analysts said reflects anger at austerity measures to curb a budget deficit. The results of Saturday’s vote are likely to

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