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Polls open in Kuwait as opposition boycotts

Published on Jul 27, 2013 3:21 PM

KUWAIT CITY (AFP) - Polls opened in Kuwait on Saturday for the Gulf emirate's second general election in eight months with turnout the key issue as the opposition called for a boycott.

An AFP correspondent saw few early voters at a polling station in Al-Qadsia, just south of the capital Kuwait City.

It was the first time that an election had been called during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when the observant fast during the day.

Daytime temperatures were forecast to hit 45 degrees Celsius in a further disincentive to turnout.

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