Jordan’s King Abdullah II has revealed details of proposals made by the Royal Committee on the kingdom’s Constitutional Review.

The proposals include the limited transfer of some powers to parliament and the creation of a constitutional court to rule on the constitutionality of legislation.

The proposed reforms, 42 in total, also include the creation of a new independent commission to oversee elections and the lowering of the age limit for parliamentary candidates from 35 to 25.

King Abdullah said he hoped the reforms would be approved by parliament within the next month.

Activists have criticised the proposed reforms, saying that they do not go far enough and are demanding the right to elect the prime minister.