Monday, May 16, 2005

Finally! 16th May 1999-2005

16th May 1999:
H.H. Amir of Kuwait issued an Amiri Decree that allowed women to vote and run in the Elections, but the Parliament voted against the Decree by a small margin (2 votes).

Exactly six years later

16th May 2005:
The Parliament votes for (35) women's rights to vote and run in the Elections, with (23) MPs against and (1) abstaining (That's the Speaker, Jasim Al-Khrafi MP).

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Finally, our 'Laming Half-Democracy' morphs into an almost full one.
It's so good for now, but there are two more things that some want to be done with:-
1- Rights for Kuwaiti of ages between 18-21. (I agree with)
2- Right to vote for the Military, both of the Ministries of Defence & Interior. (I agree for the Ministry of Interior Military Personnel not the Defence's).

As long as I'm not a decision maker, I avail my self of this occasion to congratulate every single Kuwaiti, without any exception.

A little bit off subject piece: I'll think about keeping the blue button on the right menu until 2007 electoral campaign, or replacing it by another one.
You can Refer back to some of my previous posts about this issue:
Coloured Revolutions
ًWomen Rights 1992-2005



..from the Desk of the Informers. said...

Beautiful, I am going around insulting peoples sites.. but yours is actually good and has a point. I might link you, though don't worry.. you won't assume any of the bad reputation or horrible things that I say.

PatCA said...

Congratulations, sister!

PatCA said...

Oops, brother!

Desert Island Boy said...

Congratulations, this is no small victory for Kuwait, and for the rest of the arab world!

Here's a manual trackback to my write-up

iDip said...

Thank you all.

I red those touchy words on a BBC page called 'Have your say'

(" Though your land mass is quite small to the total Arab world, you are now a bright beacon that millions of your neighbours can look to as they dream of someday having a say in their future. Sure, you have a ways to go, but doubling your numbers of eligible votes is a step in the right direction.
Dave, NYC ")

Thank you Dave as well

Rawand said...

alf mabrook. I can not stop smilling every time I say it :). and about that BBC'e have yore say, pleas try to go thier and post a comment. lets show the world that we care.