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July 5, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kuwait will convene a 75-member National Council on Tuesday in what the government calls a first step toward democratization but opposition leaders see as an unconstitutional hoax. Democratic activists plan to meet Sunday to discuss ways of discrediting the council, which they see as a government deceit to give the appearance of political progress while keeping power tightly in the hands of the ruling Sabah family.
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October 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
The first postwar Parliament convened Tuesday and elected as its Speaker the man who held the post when the last Parliament was dissolved in 1986 for being too critical of the government. Ahmed Saadoun, 58, won 46 votes against 13 for his only opponent, Abdul Aziz Adassani, an independent. Crown Prince Saad al Abdullah al Sabah, who also is prime minister, abstained.
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October 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
The first postwar Parliament convened Tuesday and elected as its Speaker the man who held the post when the last Parliament was dissolved in 1986 for being too critical of the government. Ahmed Saadoun, 58, won 46 votes against 13 for his only opponent, Abdul Aziz Adassani, an independent. Crown Prince Saad al Abdullah al Sabah, who also is prime minister, abstained.
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July 5, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kuwait will convene a 75-member National Council on Tuesday in what the government calls a first step toward democratization but opposition leaders see as an unconstitutional hoax. Democratic activists plan to meet Sunday to discuss ways of discrediting the council, which they see as a government deceit to give the appearance of political progress while keeping power tightly in the hands of the ruling Sabah family.
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