Kuwait opposition calls for major government reforms

Published April 12th, 2014 - 05:30 GMT

Kuwait’s opposition called for sweeping reforms, including the institution of political parties, Saturday. The opposition seeks to limit the ruling family’s power and move towards a more democratic government, AFP reports.

This call for reform was announced during the “national political reform program” headed by the Opposition Coalition. The program aims to profoundly alter the current political system in Kuwait, a country that has been run by the al Sabah family for over 250 years.

"This is a national salvation program to salvage whatever remains of Kuwait ... The ruling family can no longer lead the government," said an official of the nationalist Popular Action Movement. Saad al-Ajmi.

The opposition insisted that it will use peaceful means, such as protests and rallies, to promote its message, according to AFP.

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