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List of political parties in Kuwait


List of political parties in Kuwait

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politics and government of

The Constitution of Kuwait supports the existence of political parties, although political parties in Kuwait have not been legalized since independence in 1961. Nonetheless, the constitution itself does not prohibit parties.

In practice, there are many de facto political parties:


  • Current parties 1
    • Secular 1.1
    • Populist 1.2
    • Youth groups 1.3
    • Sunni Islamist 1.4
    • Shia Islamist 1.5
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Current parties



Youth groups

The Kuwait youth groups are secular (consisting of youth from diverse social groups):

Sunni Islamist

Shia Islamist

See also


  1. ^ "Q&A with the Kuwait Progressive Movement". 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kuwait’s Opposition: Who Are They?". Al Monitor. 
  3. ^ "Progressive Kuwaiti Movement Official Website" (in Arabic). 
  4. ^ "Kuwait’s Opposition: Who Are They?". Al Monitor. 
  5. ^ "Kuwaiti Democratic Forum Official Website" (in Arabic). 
  6. ^ "7ashd Official Website" (in Arabic). 
  7. ^ "Oppn launches rebranded popular action movement – Barrak strongly criticizes ruling family, Assembly". Kuwait Times. 
  8. ^ "Youth of the Gulf, Youth of Palestine". MERIP. 
  9. ^ "Kuwait Youth Movement Reignites Opposition". Al Monitor. 
  10. ^ "Kuwaiti youth groups merge into one party". Ahram. 
  11. ^ "Kuwait Civil Democratic Movement Official Website" (in Arabic). 

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