[Kuwait City, May 17. Image via Getty.]

Kuwaiti candidate Acil al-Awadi (C) celebrates with supporters following her victory in the parliamentary elections in Kuwait City early on May 17, 2009. Kuwaitis voted for change in the Gulf emirate's second poll in a year, giving women their first seats in parliament and punishing Sunni Islamic groups, according to results released on May 17. Four women candidates made history by winning the first female seats in the Kuwaiti parliament, with one of them coming on top of the 10 winners from her district. (YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)