National Democratic Alliance (Kuwait)

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National Democratic Alliance
التحالف الديمقراطي الوطني
Leader Mohammed Al-Abduljader
Founded 1992; 22 years ago (1992)
Headquarters Kuwait Kuwait City, Kuwait
Newspaper Al-Jarida
Ideology Liberalism
Secularism
National liberalism
Political position Centre-right
Website
tahalof.blajat.com
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The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) (Arabic: التحالف الديمقراطي الوطني Al-Tehalef Al-Dimoqrati Al-Watani) is a liberal political bloc in Kuwait.

History and profile[edit]

Of the fifty elected members of Kuwait National Assembly in 2008, two belong to the NDA: Mohammed Al-Abduljader and Mohammed Al-Sager.[1] MP Ali Al-Rashid originally affiliated with the NDA, but left the party on 23 November 2008.[2] The party had around six MPs in the 50-seat Assembly in 2009.[3]

The NDA encourages the empowerment of women and nationalism instead of groupings of sects, tribal belonging or religious beliefs.[4] As of 2010, it was mostly supported by young Kuwaitis.[4]

The NDA has also launched the TV channel Nabeeha Tahalof and publishes the daily newspaper Al-Jarida.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hussain Al-Qatari. (17 May 2008). Elections 2008 guide. Kuwait Times.
  2. ^ The resignation of Ali al-Rashed of the National Alliance 4th Ring.
  3. ^ "Liberal National Alliance to take part in elections". Kuwait Times. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Maria O'Shea; Michael Spilling (2010). Kuwait. Marshall Cavendish. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-7614-4479-4. Retrieved 18 September 2014.