File photo of people, some showing four fingers on one hand, looking up towards a police helicopter as they protest against new voting rules in Kuwait city

 
File photo of people, some showing four fingers on one hand, looking up towards a police helicopter as they protest against new voting rules in Kuwait city
People, some showing four fingers on one hand, look up towards a police helicopter (not seen) as they protest against new voting rules in Kuwait city in this December 8, 2012 file photo. The December election was the fifth in the Gulf Arab state in six years. In an election in February, tribal candidates performed strongly and joined with mainly Islamist MPs to form a majority opposition bloc which put pressure on the government. Under that voting system, citizens could select four candidates using four votes of equal weight, which meant candidates could call on supporters to cast their additional ballots for allies in the 50-seat legislature. Under the new system, Kuwaitis get one vote only. To match Feature KUWAIT-TRIBES/ REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee/Files