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For the parliamentary elections due next week on February 2nd, it is now set that 23 out of a total 286 candidates will be women. About 2 weeks ago, the numbers were 24 out of a total of 344. There are 50 seats in the parliament, and the firs women in Kuwaiti history were elected for parliament in 2009.
24 out of 344 candidates in the Kuwaiti parliamentary election race are now women, but the figures are subject to potential changes until January 25th. The elections that will end up with the election of 50 parliament representatives, will be held on February 2nd 2012.