25 - 10 - 5 - Whatever

A lot of Kuwaiti blogs are writing about wanting 5 electorate areas to avoid corruption, etc. etc. What was meant in corruption was the issue of selling votes.

Excuse my ignorance, but the problem is not in the number, the problem is with the voters selling their votes. Has anyone been reprimanded for selling his vote? Has a parliament member been removed from his seat for buying votes? Is it even illegal to do that?

When driving and we see a red traffic light, we all try to honor that red light and stop our cars, because if we did not, the camera would catch us, the policeman might take our driver's license away or we would face a fine or a nasty accident. That proves that we can follow a few simple rules if there was a punitive incentive to do so.

If you have a misbehaving child and he does something wrong, do you scold the child and send him to his room and make sure he does not repeat that mistake, or do you change district?

Maybe, the full story is not being told about the significance of 25, 10, or 5.

Maybe it has to do with demographies appealing to the different sides rather than merely buying votes.

Someone enlighten me please.


  1. Hi! Your post summed up most of my understanding of the issue. So you and I are in the same boat. Sadly, I can't help. Sorry. But yeah, you make a good point. Anywhoo nice blog :) Laters!

  2. the problem with this country is we have come to accept corruption..u see we know buying votes is a common thing so instead of fixing the problem people are trying to put a band aid hence the 5 electoral districts..i'm lost too

  3. Ufff! Finally some1 came out and said it! Thank you DV!

    Thing is, ask any1 and they will say the same thing. Its to limit corruption, but nobody says how exactly. At least no1 I know.

    Some1 enlighten us please.

  4. للمزيد من المعلومات عن هذا الموضوع

    يمكنكم زيارة موقع ساحة الصفاة

  5. Couldn't put it any better.

    Yet what I was told by friends/relatives is that when you have five areas, you'll have more focus than when you have 25. I sort of think that Kuwait's too small for 25, but hey, what do I know?


    Enough with all the crap going on. Ya isawoonha sa7 ya ma isawoonha.