Monday, June 24, 2013
BAM - Another Parliament
The latest newest newest new parliament has been dissolved and there is now a "one man (actually "person") one vote" law. I agree with the law. I think that's what it should be. However, the way the governorates/voting districts are divided/populated does give an advantage to pro-Government voters and it could be that Kuwait will later look into re-division.
So... Here's what I don't get....
If there is what some call an unfair advantage, why would the opposition want to boycott yet another parliamentary election? What is the point in that? They will never be able to affect change in anything. They will never be able to table this issue because ... hey... they're not there.
Isn't this kind of cutting off your nose to spite your face?
So far, the news has been kind of sketchy about boycott on or boycott off. I don't think anyone thought this far. Yup, the word "planning" isn't very popular around these parts. I'm trying to keep up with the Kuwaiti news (no, not the newspapers or TV, but "Telephone, telefax, tell-a-Kuwaiti." - the best way to keep informed here).