Kuwait officials congratulate winners of byelections

Bader Hamed Al-Mulla

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber AlSabah congratulated Bader Hamed Al-Mulla and Abdullah Ahmad Al-Kandari for winning the parliamentary by-elections in the 2nd and 3rd Constituencies, respectively, Saturday. His Highness the Amir wished them, in two separate cables, the best of luck in the service of the nation.

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables of
congratulations to Al-Mulla and Al-Kandari for winning the parliamentary seats.
His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables.

Bader Hamed Al-Mulla won the parliamentary by-elections Saturday to represent the 2nd constituency, a senior judge said. Justice Abdulsalam Al-Buaijan, chief of the committee supervising the by-elections in the 2nd constituency, said Al-Mulla gained 4,657 votes.

Mulla, born in 1971, holds a PhD in civil law, and is a lawyer before the Court of Cassation and Constitutional Court. Al-Mulla is a professor of civil law at Saad Al-Abdullah security academy and a teacher at Kuwait University.

Abdullah Ahmad Al-Kandari won the parliamentary by-elections Saturday to represent the 3rd constituency, a senior judge said. Justice Ali Al-Durai, chief of the committee supervising the by-elections in the 3rd constituency, said AlKandari gained 6,705 votes.

Born in 1971, Al-Kandari has a Master degree in law and a bachelor degree in law from Kuwait University. Al-Kandari is a lawyer before the Court of Cassation and Constitutional Court, and is a member of the Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).
He was also a member in Kuwait Municipal Council 2013-14. Al-Kandari is also a member in the Arab union of journalists, Kuwait Journalists Association, the British center of arbitation, and member of the Arab union of international arbitration.

By-elections were held in the 2nd and 3rd constituencies after two seats, occupied by Waleed Al-Tabtabae and Jamaan Al-Herbesh respectively, were declared vacant by the constitutional court on December 19. The court ruled that article 16 of the National Assembly’s bylaw was unconstitutional thus both seats became vacant.

Abdullah Ahmad Al-Kandari