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Kuwait Constitutional Court upholds controversial election law

[JURIST] Kuwait's Constitutional Court on Tuesday upheld a controversial election law passed in 2006 that divides the country into five voting constituencies. Tensions ran high in the lead up to the release of the court's decision. The court was cordoned off [Reuters report] prior to issuance of the ruling after thousands protested the election law in front of the parliament on Monday. Opposition leaders alleged [BBC report] that if the law were discarded, the incumbent government would redistrict the country...

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