According to the final results of early parliamentary elections announced on Friday, Kuwaiti opposition groups secured nearly 60 percent of the seats in the 50-seat National Assembly.
While there are 27 new members, only 23 members of the previous parliament managed to keep their seats in the new parliament, according to the results.
305 candidates, including 22 female candidates, ran for seats in the assembly, the state-run news agency said.
The number of representatives of the Shia bloc rose from six to nine. Meanwhile, two people who are currently in jail also won seats.
The results showed at least two women joining the body, while the previous National Assembly had no women members.
Kuwaiti voters cast ballots in the Gulf country’s parliamentary elections, the second such vote in two years, on Thursday.
Citing a political standoff between the government and the legislature, Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who has taken on most of the ruling emir’s duties, dissolved the National Assembly last month.
The National Assembly is the Gulf state’s legislative authority and is mandated to observe the work of the executive authority and issue laws, which come into effect after being ratified by the country’s ruler.