Following months of grueling campaigns, set amidst a tense, competitive backdrop, featuring both ‘The Economic Family Bloc’ and ‘The Chamber Bloc’, as well as Independent Candidates, elections for the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry ended today with a resounding victory for the ‘Economic Family Bloc.’ The polls closed at 8pm and unlike previous elections, the ballot counting was manual, not electronic (due to requests by members of the ‘Chamber Bloc’); this in turn led to over 12 hours of ballot-counting by the Election Committees.
Decisive results were known at around 8am this morning: incumbent KCCI Chairman Ali Al-Ghanim and the ‘Economic Family Bloc’ won a landslide victory – a wide margin over their competitors – all twelve of their members re-elected.
Results are indicative of the private sector’s desire to maintain stability, equilibrium and continuity in the Chamber of Commerce And Industry; moreover, results telegraph a strong message to any external elements that might have wanted to politicize or exploit the Kuwaiti business community for the sake of demagogic cheap thrills.
(Check Kuwait Times Article for reference).
An Interview Featuring KCCI Member Mr. Dharar Al-Ghanim
The ‘Chamber Group’ Headquarters
The ‘Economic Family Group’ Headquarters
Re-elected KCCI Chairman Mr. Ali Al-Ghanim
KCCI Election Committees Burning The Midnight Oil