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Kuwaitis line up to vote in the parliamentary elections, in Kuwait City, Kuwait, 27 July 2013. Kuwaitis began casting their ballots to elect their third parliament in less than two years amid an opposition boycott. About 309 candidates, including eight women, were vying for the 50 seats in the new legislature, the oil-rich emirate’s seventh since 2006. The opposition, comprising Islamists and liberals, are boycotting the vote to protest a royal decree amending the electoral law. Under that change, each voter chooses only one candidate, instead of four. EPA/Raed qutena