Elections II

Election time has its own flavor in Kuwait. The whole country looks like …. a chaos.
Driving around can be very dangerous with all the posters and banners blocking the driver’s vision, some posters are creative and some are disgusting.

Repetitive posters; is this some sort of psychology?
Uncivilized; coming from a doctor!


I asked a friend of mine about the reason for some candidates to run, especially when they know that they don’t have any chance to win against prominent figures that have a large electoral base. I know some who have only their family members and very few neighbors to back them up, yet, they won’t hesitate to bear the expenses for the preparations. And this is what he said:
These candidates, especially the ones running in a district where there are other candidates who would pay extravagantly to win the elections are called extras; they wait till few days before the elections and then make a deal with such a candidate to sell him whatever votes he could gather in return to his withdrawal. His neighbors and relatives would be paid and the rest would go in his pocket, in other words it’s all about business baby.

Disturbing scene

Creative scene… yet

Location is an art

Does she think that by blocking the driver’s vision she has a chance in getting his vote?

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jewaira
    Jun 18, 2006 @ 10:44:00

    All I can think about is all the rubbish that will have to be picked up and thrown away after June 29.

    All these posters are awful and make one feel angry towards the candidates.

    I can understand the hysteria; however, these posters are ugly, cause pollution, can cause accidents by obstructing the view of traffic, and when it was windy alot of them fell into the streets.

    If the elections were held in the time they are supposed to be held, then people would have time to prepare to rent the big bill boards for their political campaign.

    Advertising a political candidate must be more organized and responsible than this is.

    Important post Ayya.


  2. ولاّدة
    Jun 18, 2006 @ 12:32:00

    الشعب يفتقد للذوق في كل شيء في القيادة في الحديث في الاختلاف مع الآخر في الإعلان


    ابني قال لي ونحن في الطريق…ماما لما أكبر أبي احط صوري في الشارع …قلت: لا يا ماما الله يرضى عليك ما فينا شدّة..صورك الحلوة انحطها في بيتنا وبيت جدك وبس


  3. White Wings
    Jun 18, 2006 @ 18:23:00

    a family member of an obscure candidate confirmed that her relative is running for…the leave granted for runners
    the guy basically bought a leave for 50 KD, great idea, right?
    I really have no idea how these people think!!


  4. ValenciaLover
    Jun 18, 2006 @ 23:32:00

    Very good post.
    Very good pictures.

    يعطيكم ألف عافية


  5. Honey™
    Jun 19, 2006 @ 10:31:00

    about blocking the driver vision ,, u are so right about that bcoz im facing a big problem with the huge poster ,, they really have to remove all the huge posters…


  6. AyyA
    Jun 19, 2006 @ 12:09:00

    Lady J
    As the Iraqis said: shee limhin!!!

    Tell your son that if one day he decides to put up his pictures on the streets I will be mofta7ah elintikhabi wa bikol fakhr, itha allah 3a6ana 3omor.

    White wing
    As my friend said: it’s all about business baby.

    V lover
    Good to see you here
    Wi ya36eech el3afiya

    Miss Orange
    It’s not only the size, it’s also the location. Yesterday I almost bumped into another car coming from the other direction. The driver of the other car raised her hand swearing at me and I kept cussing the owner of the poster.


  7. Peach
    Jun 19, 2006 @ 20:33:00

    Beautiful pictures Ayya & thank you for every thing you’re doing. I just have one comment on the last picture, it’s creative granted, but is it really apropriate? I mean, the woman is exploiting her daughter for publicity!! These people are not taking themselves or this matter seriously .. it’s insulting!!


  8. AyyA
    Jun 21, 2006 @ 12:26:00

    Well, I don’t think that it’s insulting; it’s more like adding some icing to the cake. It gives an indication that she cares about future generation. Why not? But the locations she used defies the purpose, if she cares about our kids; the new generation, she should have paid attention not to place her posters in awkward places, blocking driver’s vision and causing accidents.


  9. Peach
    Jun 21, 2006 @ 12:38:00

    Fine .. I’m convinced ;p


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