No 45


Arab Press Review

Bahrains Election

The following is an extract from a column in the Lebanese Daily Star of 1 November 2002 entitled Bahrains Election: Just What The King Ordered by the Bahraini opposition figure Dr 'Abd al-Hadi Khalaf, who teaches Sociology of Development at the University of Lund, Sweden.

On 24 October, the first parliamentary elections since 1973 were held in Bahrain, with four of the island-states main political organizations boycotting the...