November 28, 2006

WHEN YOU HOLD AN ELECTION THE MAJORITY WINS:

Alarm at Shia gains in Bahrain's elections (Kim Sengupta, 28 November 2006, Independent)

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 seats it had contested.


Posted by Orrin Judd at November 28, 2006 8:03 AM
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