Monday, April 4, 2011

SAUDI ARABIA - Municipal elections coming

The Saudi government announced that the second municipal elections in the history of the country would be held on April 23, reports Al-Watan. They would normally be held two years ago already, but had been repeatedly rejected, the argument need to improve the regulation and possibly prepare the ballot for women.

This will still not the case. Remember that only half of the municipal councils are elected, the other being appointed, and that these councils have little power. The announcement comes a phase of great uncertainty, both regional and domestic, to Saudi Arabia. Last week, the king has promised for the second time the distribution of public money to the people and the creation of tens of thousands of posts, including the police.

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