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Spinning it already?

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 declares that its gains are even more significant than the figures suggest, because it had won all but one of the …

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Bahraini Elections Math: 2+2 = 8,091

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, how many rejected and how many posted without a mark on them at all? Is it that they’re still massaging the …

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Transparency’s notes

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 Society have published their findings regarding the elections, I’ve highlighted two points from several they have noted which are of interest, …

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The woman who shook the throne

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 will be a second round between the two in the run offs on Dec 2nd. Then came the foreign votes (by …

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