ABU DHABI - Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah said on Friday the Gulf Arab state's electoral system was deficient and that he had ordered partial changes to it.

Sheikh Sabah said in an address on state television that the current political turmoil could lead to serious strife among its population. The move is likely to anger the opposition, which says any law changes would be an attempt to reduce their chances of winning a majority in the next parliamentary elections.

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