His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister, asserted here yesterday that “the government will not turn a blind eye on the phenomenon of vote buying during elections.” HH the Prime Minister thanked, after his tour of the Media Center for National Assembly elections 2012, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Interior Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Sabah for involving the Kuwait Transparency Society in monitoring the elections for the first time, stressing that “the government cannot accept any sort of disturbance of the electoral process”.
“We aim to reach an advanced stage of free and fair elections and we hope that the Kuwaiti people choose their representatives in the next stage and respond to the greeting of HH the Amir in this regard,” he said. Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak added “I am amazed and I thank the media center for their noble role in serving the country and I am proud of what I’ve seen in this center, which reflects the atmosphere of democracy witnessed by Kuwait”.
HH stressed “we will not accept or agree to any misuse of the elections,” adding that his speech is addressed to the candidates “and we will do our best to ensure that elections are fair and free of any impurities”.
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