Redtracker: Woman power comes to Kuwait

GlobeTracker| The Economist reports that four women MPs are among 21 newcomers to the 50-seat National Assembly. In each case, the women broke through an all-male political barrier against opponents who actively campaigned against female participation in politics.

That all four hold PhDs, have a formidable reputation for professionalism and now represent a proportion of the population that makes up more than 54% of eligible voters, points to a radical shift in opinion across Kuwait’s once stratified society.