Three women to run for parliament in Bahrain
Three women plan to stand in Bahrain's parliamentary elections next month in spite of the defeat of all 31 female candidates in last May's local polls, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Ghaniyeh Rajab, Faeza al-Zayani and Esmat Musawi have joined fifty men who have thus far announced they would run for the Gulf kingdom's 40-seat parliament on October 24, Al-Ayyam said. Candidacies will be registered as of September 14th.
None of the 31 female candidates managed to clinch a seat on municipal councils elected in May.
An estimated 243,000 Bahrainis, out of a majority Shiite Muslim population of 650, 000, are eligible to vote in the first legislative elections since 1973. (Albawaba.com)
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