Tag: elections

Spinning it already?

28 Nov, '0633 Comments

Alarm at Shia gains in Bahrain’s elections By Kim Sengupta Belfast Telegraph 28 November 2006 A radical Shia Islamist group has made significant gains in Bahrain’s national elections, raising serious concern among neighbouring conservative Sunni monarchies in the region. Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society has won 16 of the 40 seats in parliament and the party […]

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Bahraini Elections Math: 2+2 = 8,091

28 Nov, '0624 Comments

Does anyone have any idea why, and this is the third day after the elections, that the exalted Elections Committee has not released the elections stats? You know, those mundane things that would tell us, the citizens and interested parties around the world how many people actually voted, how many ballots were accepted as good, […]

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Transparency’s notes

27 Nov, '066 Comments

More shenanigans it looks like: – خلت الدائرة الرابعة في المحافظة الوسطى من بطاقات التصويت قبل منتصف النهار ونتج عن ذلك توقف لعملية التصويت. .. – في الدائرة الثامنة في المحافظة الوسطى لم يتم فحص هوية المنقبات وفق الآلية الجاري العمل بها. Al-Wasat :: 27 Nov, ’06 The Bahrain Human Rights Society and the Transparency […]

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The woman who shook the throne

The woman who shook the throne

26 Nov, '0630 Comments

So now it seems official. The throne has used its whiles to ensure that Dr. Munira Fakhro does not get elected to parliament. Up to the initial vote count last night, she had 2,853 votes to the bought and paid for royal puppet Salah Ali’s 2,867. A mere 14 votes difference which ensured that there […]

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Bahrain Democracy: New Naturalised Citizens

26 Nov, '0627 Comments

update 20:05: I wrongly thought that this video was showing newly naturalized citizens about to cast their ballots. That notion was corrected by Ehsan, hence I have corrected the main heading of the piece (removed “casting their ballots”). Thanks Ehsan.

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