Ali Al-Aswad: Why Have Bahraini Elections Come to This?
Bahrain has experienced years of hardships. The constant battle since the 1971 independence has had three demands agreed upon by the people of the country: obtaining rights, participating in the decision-making process, and achieving justice. It was the indigenous people who exerted efforts to reach these aims.
Sheikh Al-Daihi Announces Al-Wefaq's Complete Boycott of Bahrain's "Farcical Elections" in Event Held in Beirut
Deputy Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, announced the Society's full boycott of Bahrain's parliamentary and municipal elections in a speech he delivered on Friday (November 4, 2022) at an event held in Beirut, entitled "Word of the Homeland".
HRW on Political Isolation Laws: You Can't Call Bahrain A Democracy
Human Rights Watch said in a report issued on Monday (October 31, 2022) that the Bahraini government uses political isolation laws and a series of other tactics to keep activists and former opposition members away from public posts.
What does Bahrain Ruling Family Seek from the Pope's Visit Coinciding with Elections?
Bahrain's Parliamentary elections will take place only 6 days after His Holiness Pope Francis leaves the country. The ruling family wants to present itself as running a country crowded with dialogues on human tolerance and democracy.
Another Shura Council in Bahrain: King Takes over What's Left of Constitution and Parliament
With a signature and one royal decree, the King of Bahrain oversteps constitutional articles, rendering them mere ink on paper. With one royal decree, the king transformed the House of Representatives into a second Shura Council.
Jaw Prisoners: Participation in Elections is Approval of Political Reality
A statement issued by political prisoners in Bahrain said that participation in the elections represents an approval of the political situation in the country.
Muslim Brotherhood Unwillingly Announces not Running in Parliamentray Elections
The Muslim Brotherhood, represented by Al-Menbar Islamic Society, announced that none of its members has applied to run in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Ayatollah Qassim Calls Everyone who Intend to Participate in Election to "Rule their mind and Conscience, Maybe they Step Back"
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim described Bahrain's upcoming parliamentary elections as "disastrous for the people," calling on those who intend to participate in the elections to "rule their mind and conscience, and maybe they will step back."
6 Bahraini Opposition Forces to Boycott Elections
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Islamic Action Society, Al-Wafa'a Islamic Party, February 14 Coalition, Bahrain Freedom Movement and Haq Movement for Liberty and Democracy announced boycotting the parliamentary and municipal elections to be held on November 12.
Jawad Fairooz: Authorities Seek to Consolidate Fake Democracy Leading to Legitimization of Tyranny
Former Bahraini MP and head of Salam Organization for Democracy and Human Rights, Jawad Fairooz, said in a press statement to Daraj website that "the authorities in Bahrain are systematically seeking to consolidate the fake democracy that leads to the legalization of tyranny and absolute monarchy."
15 Bahraini Figures Issue Statement Calling for Elections Boycott
A group of Bahraini figures have issued a statement calling for the boycott of parliamentary elections scheduled for the 12th of November.
Ruling Family's Trick to Increase Participation with Fake Numbers
The ruling family in Bahrain is playing some tricks to increase participation in legislative elections, in which the majority of Bahrainis of various political orientations are reluctant to participate after elections have proven to fail to meet reform aspirations.
Less Voters + More Candidates= Al Khalifa Democracy
The Bahraini ruling family always reaffirms what it describes as the specificity of the Bahraini experience, ignoring the opposition's calls to implement a program for political reforms that would result in the formation of a government stemming from parliamentary elections.
Al-Wefaq: Boycotting Coming Elections is National Mission
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society issued a statement announcing that boycotting the formal coming elections has become a "national mission".
Opposition Activists Confirm Option of Boycotting Elections
Opposition activists have emphasized their adherence to the option of boycotting elections until a real reform process is made, through which the opposition can be involved in decision-making.
Ayatollah Qassim Asks Everyone to Stand against Sham Elections
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim demanded that everyone should stand in the face of the upcoming elections which he dubbed a sham, describing them as false.