Middle East Economic Survey


No 29


Arab Press Review

Bahrains Democratic Shortcomings

(MEES Translation)

The following is an article by Bahraini writer Ridha al-Sammak entitled The Two Missing Parties In Bahrain published in the UAE daily al-Khaleej on 30 June.

The relaxed political climate engendered by the King of Bahrains reform plan has presented an opportunity for the formation of political societies, labor syndicates and other civil society groups and indeed a number of...