Bahraini parliament to hold first session in over two decades
The Bahraini parliament is to hold its first session in 27 years on Saturday following landmark October elections in the latest milestone of constitutional reform launched by King Hamad.
Elected parliament members are to meet jointly with members of the appointed upper house named by the king last month, BNA news agency announced Monday.
Fourteen Sunni and two Shiite Islamists won seats in the 40-seat assembly, the first to be elected since parliament was dissolved back in the year 1975.
Three liberals, two of them Sunnis and the third Shiite, were also elected, with the remaining seats going to independents backed by either the government or the Islamists. (Albawaba.com)