Bahrain holds elections without opposition candidates

MANAMA: Bahrainis headed to the polls but a ban on opposition candidates meant the election will bring no meaningful change despite a record number of people vying for seats, rights groups said. More than 330 candidates, including a record 73 women, are competing to join the 40-seat council of representatives — the lower house of parliament that advises King Hamad, who has ruled since his … Continue reading Bahrain holds elections without opposition candidates