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Kuwait Elects Opposition-Majority Assembly as Emir Seeks Change

Kuwait’s new National Assembly will be dominated by opposition and conservative lawmakers and include two women, after an election the country’s rulers hope will help end years of political wrangling with unelected ministers.

At least 33 members in the 50-seat legislature -- the only one in the Gulf with a real say over governance -- are linked to the opposition, leaving pro-government lawmakers in a minority. Sixteen of those elected are new to the assembly.