Qatar to hold its first ever legislative polls on Saturday

Qataris are due Saturday to head to polls for the country’s first ever legislative elections.

Around 252 candidates including 27 women are vying for 30 seats at the 45-strong Shura Council. Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad will appoint the 15 other members. All of them were previously appointed by the emir.

The elections have been repeatedly postponed since Qatar approved a new constitution in 2004.


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