16 Sep '11, 8pm

AFP: Hundreds of Kuwaitis rally for constitutional monarchy, elected government Demand appointment of non-royal PM

AFP: Hundreds of Kuwaitis rally for constitutional monarchy, elected government Demand appointment of non-royal PM

KUWAIT CITY - Hundreds of Kuwaitis rallied Friday demanding a constitutional monarchy and an elected government, as the oil-rich emirate battles with an unprecedented corruption scandal involving MPs. Holding banners calling for fundamental reforms, including appointing a prime minister from outside the Al-Sabah ruling family, the protesters also chanted slogans urging the dismissal of the prime minister and dissolving parliament. "The people want to topple the prime minister" -- Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, a nephew of the emir -- chanted the mostly young protesters in the demonstration dubbed as "the people's day." Protesters called for dissolving parliament after the public prosecution last week launched a probe into bank accounts of at least nine MPs in the 50-member house for alleged illegal deposits. Local media and opposition MPs claimed the funds, esti...

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