Four Kuwaitis have become the first women elected to their country's parliament. Official results from Saturday's vote were read out by judges on state-owned TV on Sunday.
One of the women elected, Massouma al-Mubarak, was also the country's first female Cabinet minister. The other female winners were women's rights activist Rola Dashti, education professor Salwa al-Jassar and philosophy professor Aseel al-Awadhi, the AP reported.
The election outcome also indicated Muslin candidates losing ground. They won 16 seats on Saturday, down from the 24 seats they held in the previous house.