Campaigning gathers pace for civic council elections
Campaigning for the fifth Central Municipal Council (CMC) elections, scheduled for Wednesday, has gathered momentum with the candidates sprucing up their efforts to woo voters in their respective constituencies.
Though there were 138 candidates in the fray for 28 seats initially, 18 had opted out of the race.
Three seats have been won uncontested. These include constituency number one, retained by the current vice chairman Jassim al-Malki, constituency 27 won by Rabea Hamad Ajlan al-Kaabi and constituency 28 won by Saeed Mubarak al-Rashidi.
A total of 120 candidates, five of them women, are competing for 25 seats. The candidates have been using various methods to attract the attention of their voters, including billboards on the streets and posts on the social media, WhatsApp messages, direct phone calls, visits to prominent majlises of the area and meetings with groups of people from the constituency.
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Source News: Gulf Times