Kuwaiti general election, 1996

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Kuwait speaker election, 1996
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All 60 seats to the National Assembly (Kuwait)
  First party Second party Third party
  Ahmed AbdulAziz AL-Sadoun.jpg Jassem Al-Kharafi.jpg
Leader Ahmed Al-Sadoun Jassem Al-Kharafi Unknown
Party Popular Action Bloc Independent Invalid Vote
Seats won 30 29 1

Speaker of Kuwait National Assembly before election

Jassem Al-Kharafi

Speaker of Kuwait National Assembly

Ahmed Al-Sadoun
Popular Action Bloc

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Parliamentary elections were held in Kuwait on 23 October 1996.[1] A total of 230 candidates contested the election,[2] which saw pro-government candidates win the largest number of seats. Voter turnout was 83.4%.[3]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Pro-government candidates 19 +1
Sunni candidates 16 +9
Independents 6 –14
Shi'ite candidates 5 +2
Secular opposition 4 +2
Invalid/blank votes
Total 89,387 100 50 0
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p161 ISBN 978-0-19924-958-9
  2. ^ Kuwait Inter-Parliamentary Union
  3. ^ Nohlen et al., p162