Bahraini people, clerics join to boycott election


People across the Persian Gulf state of Bahrain have voiced their support for the statement issued by scholars to boycott upcoming election in the country, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).

Part of the message by Bahraini people reads,” We, Bahraini people, join clerics and opposite figures to ban the upcoming parliamentary and municipal elections and call on our citizens not to attend the vote.”

People in the statement stress,” Our option is not to participate in this fake election” and added,” Bahraini people should not legalize the dictator and tyrannical government in Manama and join each other to ban the upcoming election in order to prevent collaboration in corruption and military massacres by the central government.”

Bahrain’s final list of candidates vying for 40 seats in the Council of Representatives, the lower chamber of the bicameral parliament and for the municipal council seats will be announced on November 7 and the elections will be held on November 24 as the second round will be on December 1 in constituencies where none of the candidates secured at least 50 per cent of the votes.

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