Bahraini voters turned out in large numbers to select their representatives at parliamentary and municipal elections yesterday.
According to Bahrain News Agency, voter turnout reached a record high of 67%.
Sheikh Khalid bin Ali Al-Khalifa, Bahrain Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments, revealing the participation figure after the close of polling, said: “The increased turnout builds on the success of the 2014 elections, and ensures a clear mandate for a parliament representing the diverse range of views in Bahraini society.”
Additionally, the 2018 elections have also seen a record number of female candidates, with 39 women standing for election in the country’s house of representatives in addition to another eight vying for municipal council seats.
In the kingdom’s last elections in 2014, voter turnout reached 53 percent.
Source Credit: WAM