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Title: KUWAIT MEDIA REACTION - THE NEW GOVERNMENT

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06KUWAIT27492006-07-09 12:29:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Kuwait
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SUBJECT: KUWAIT MEDIA REACTION - THE NEW GOVERNMENT 
 
 
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Sunday, July 09, 2006 
 
-- Editor-in-chief of pro-government Arabic daily Al-Seyassah Ahmed 
Al-Jarallah penned on the front page under the title "Who Forms the 
Government?" (7/9): "Kuwaitis want a government with strong 
presence--one that will implement the law and carry out the wishes 
of its Amir, resume projects that have been stalled for four years, 
and put an end to the waste of time resulting from political 
festivals.  A strong government is what is needed in order to fill 
its place as an executive power." 
 
-- Secretary General of the Journalists' Association, Faisal 
Al-Qanai editorialized in pro-government Arabic daily Al-Seyassah 
under the title "A Minister for Every Citizen" (7/9): "The regime is 
before a tough and historic choice today, there are great pressures 
to place conditions on the selection of ministers and the 
elimination of some.  This is the very first time that the regime 
has faced such a situation.  The response to such pressures will set 
a dangerous precedent, and we fear its ramifications will affect the 
prestige, stability, and future of the regime." 
 
-- Ali Fahd Al-Ajmi stated in moderate Arabic daily Al-Watan under 
the title "What Do We Want from Future MPs?" (7/9): "1. Review of 
decrees issued during the dissolution of the Assembly in 2003. 2. 
Review the recommendations presented during the dissolution of the 
2003 Assembly. 3. Build more hospitals in different areas of Kuwait. 
¶4. Reform the education system. 5. Reform social insurance. 6. 
Protect public funds." 
 
-- Abdul Latif Al-Daij commented in progressive Arabic daily 
Al-Qabas under the title "Six Female Ministers is a Reasonable 
Request" (7/9): "It will not be easy for females to become Members 
of Parliament through free direct elections.  The recently-held 
elections did not eliminate the possibility completely as they were 
held under extraordinary circumstances....  What is meant is that if 
it became common practice for a quarter or half of the government to 
be women, it will become acceptable for a percentage to be in 
parliament.  This will not occur over night but it will certainly be 
faster than waiting for traditions and social norms to change." 
 
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