Bahrain’s Carefully Managed Elections Remake Parliament

On November 24 and December 1 Bahrain held elections for the lower house of Parliament and municipal councils. The new members – absent representation by once-influential opposition societies and dominated by political independents and newcomers – will face a strenuous test with austerity measures looming.

Bahrain’s Carefully Managed Elections Remake Parliament
Bahraini lawmakers participate in a session of Parliament convened in Manama, Bahrain, July 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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