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Kuwait elects new parliament on record low turnout

Newly-elected Member of Parliament Abdallah al Maayouf is carried by supporters, after final results of election are announced, in Kuwait city December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Newly-elected Member of Parliament Abdallah al Maayouf is carried by supporters, after final results of election are announced, in Kuwait city December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Newly-elected Member of Parliament Abdallah al Maayouf is carried by supporters, after final results of election are announced, in Kuwait city December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Newly elected member of Parliament Yousef Zalzaly (top C), a Shi'ite Muslim, is greeted by supporters after the final results of the election were announced in Kuwait city December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Newly elected member of Parliament Yousef Zalzaly (top C), a Shi'ite Muslim, is greeted by supporters after the final results of the election were announced in Kuwait city December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Newly elected member of Parliament Yousef Zalzaly (top C), a Shi'ite Muslim, is greeted by supporters after the final results of the election were announced in Kuwait city December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Newly elected member of Parliament Yousef Zalzaly (C), a Shi'ite Muslim, poses with supporters after the final results of the election were announced in Kuwait city December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Newly elected member of Parliament Yousef Zalzaly (C), a Shi'ite Muslim, poses with supporters after the final results of the election were announced in Kuwait city December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Newly elected member of Parliament Yousef Zalzaly (C), a Shi'ite Muslim, poses with supporters after the final results of the election were announced in Kuwait city December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Newly-elected Member of Parliament Salafist Abdel Rahman Al Jeeran is cheered by supporters, after final results of the election are announced, in Kuwait city December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Newly-elected Member of Parliament Salafist Abdel Rahman Al Jeeran is cheered by supporters, after final results of the election are announced, in Kuwait city December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Newly-elected Member of Parliament Salafist Abdel Rahman Al Jeeran is cheered by supporters, after final results of the election are announced, in Kuwait city December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Newly elected Member of Parliament Safa Al Hashem celebrates after final results of election were announced at her campaign headquarters in Adaliah, December 1, 2012. Kuwaitis voted on Saturday in a divisive parliamentary election held under new polling rules that triggered an opposition boycott of the ballot and mass protests. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

Newly elected Member of Parliament Safa Al Hashem celebrates after final results of election were announced at her campaign headquarters in Adaliah, December 1, 2012. Kuwaitis voted on Saturday in a divisive parliamentary election held under new...more

Newly elected Member of Parliament Safa Al Hashem celebrates after final results of election were announced at her campaign headquarters in Adaliah, December 1, 2012. Kuwaitis voted on Saturday in a divisive parliamentary election held under new polling rules that triggered an opposition boycott of the ballot and mass protests. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee
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