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Eye of the Storm: Kuwait makes history | Jerusalem Post

The Kuwaitis will be making history for a number of reasons. This is the first election in which women are allowed to vote, which means the size of the electorate has more than doubled. More importantly, and much to the chagrin of Islamists who insist that women are unfit to play any role in politics, a number of women are standing, often on a platform of radial social and economic reform.

All this one year after the first free elections in Iraq.

Consider this: if George H.W. Bush hadn’t fared so well against Michael Dukakis in 1988, it’s quite likely that residents of both countries would be now be casting 100% of their votes for Saddam Hussein.

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