Saudi Arabia to hold first elections
The Saudi kingdom's first elections ever will take place in October and should lead to general elections, a newspaper reported, quoting top members of the country's consultative council.
"Elections in Saudi Arabia will take place next October," Saleh al-Malik told A-Sharq Al-Awsat.
"There is no question of going back on the municipal elections," added Salih al-Omeir, who is heading a Shura delegation visiting the British capital.
"The experience of the Shura and the municipal elections will be a positive factor to generalize the idea of elections, so that they are general and not just municipal," al-Omeir told the London-based paper. (Albawaba.com)
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