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Sep 30 2021

The legal framework

Jun 15 2021

The long awaited first Qatar Shura Council elections will be held in October 2021, according to the announcement by HH Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at the inauguration of the 49th session of the appointed Shura Council on 3rd November 2020.

Oct 26 2011
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

In the heat of the 'Arab Spring' five electoral processes have been held in states that form part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). However, neither the international news media nor electoral analysts have paid much attention to these elections. At OPEMAM, we wish to underline the importance of these elections - in spite of their idiosyncrasies and shortcomings - amidst the wave of changes affecting the entire region.

Jun 24 2011

The elections of the members of Qatar's Central Municipal Council (CMC) that took place on 10 May, are the fourth such to be held since the council was first elected in 1999. The CMC is, furthermore, the only Qatari institution whose members are elected by Qatari citizens.