Politics

Why no dialogue? The opposition’s answer

3 Mar, '1136 Comments

The political societies released a statement this afternoon explaining their position regarding the national dialogue called for by the Crown Prince almost two weeks ago. Here are their reasons, and my translation (errors in translation are mine alone and done in good faith): Press Conference of the Assemblies of political opposition societies on the reasons […]

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Planned protests

2 Mar, '1123 Comments

Here’s a schedule I received for protests this week until Friday. Sounds like a Gig-list, but hey, as a country we’re finally evolving: Wednesday 02 March – 1500 onwards from Pearl Roundabout to the Ministry of Interior – 1730 onwards at the Grand Mosque – 1900 onwards from Dana Roundabout to the Pearl Roundabout Thursday […]

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The Opposition’s Demands – the real deal this time

1 Mar, '1123 Comments

These are the opposition’s demands for entering into a dialogue from a more reliable source: The gist of the translated demands (original shown in Arabic below) are: A new constitution forged by a constituent assembly elected to establish a constitutional monarchy and an elected Government. The adoption of an equitable electoral system to achieve representation […]

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Is there any better time than this to talk?

Is there any better time than this to talk?

1 Mar, '1117 Comments

I honestly don’t think so. The invitation to dialogue is about two weeks old and all what we’ve had so far – at least as far as I can see – are unilateral monologues fueled by wild speculation and rumours. The opposition seems to be biding its time in order to extract more concessions, while […]

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Opposition’s Conditions for National Dialogue

Opposition’s Conditions for National Dialogue

28 Feb, '1136 Comments

Here’s a list I received detailing the opposition’s requirements to enter the national dialogue called for by the Crown Prince. I cannot vouch for them as I cannot get independent confirmation, but they look genuine and represent them here for their informational value, and hope that we can start this dialogue here too. Objectives of […]

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