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2207 Views 9 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  hakz2007
Hey, i thought it'd be a good idea to create a politics-centered thread.. To ogranize, and clean up the forum a little bit...

Our next parliamentary (and municipial) elections are in just over a year.. So things should start to get interesting soon...

I'm going to start the ball rolling with some good/encouraging news ... =)

تجمع سياسي جديد للتجار قريباً لدعم مرشحين ليبراليين ذوي توجهات اقتصادية

كتب - محرر شؤون الجمعيات: أكد النائب السابق وعضو غرفة تجارة وصناعة البحرين عثمان شريف أن مجموعة من التجار ستعلن عن تشكيل جمعية سياسية جديدة خلال الشهرين المقبلين، بهدف دعم وصول مرشحين ليبراليين مستقلين وذوي توجهات اقتصادية إلى مجلس النواب. وأكد شريف أن وجود الفعاليات الاقتصادية في المجلس سيساهم بشكل كبير في تحقيق الرؤية الاقتصادية 2030، موضحا أن ضعف الأداء الاقتصادي في برلمان 2006 جاء نتيجة وجود عدد قليل جداً من الكفاءات الاقتصادية في برلمان يصدر تشريعات اقتصادية مهمة.
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الأميرة سبيكة: لا لـ «كوتا» النسائية

شددت صاحبة السمو الملكي الأميرة سبيكة بنت ابراهيم آل خليفة قرينة عاهل البلاد المفدى رئيسة المجلس الاعلى للمرأة على أهمية مشاركة المرأة البحرينية في الحياة السياسية، مشيرة الى قدم دورها في الشأن العام والذي يعود الى مرحلة ما قبل اكتشاف النفط في ثلاثينات القرن المنصرم.
ورفضت في حوار مع صحيفة «الحياة» اللندنية نشرته أمس فكرة اعتماد «الكوتا» كنظام أساس يعتمد لدخول المرأة المعترك السياسي، «لأن المرأة يجب أن تعتمد على ثقافتها وفوزها في خدمة مجتمعها ووطنها».​
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MANAMA: Al Wefaq National Islamic Society was yesterday strongly slammed for exceeding the bounds of political correctness.

It was also condemned for turning its general assembly into a platform to defame individuals and families.

The strong stance came as His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Gudaibiya Palace.

Al Wefaq was also rapped for its diatribe against Bahrain's royal rule, the constitution and the type of political regime governing the country.

The misuse of the Gulf Air Club premises in Salmabad for "unlicensed purposes" was also criticised.

The session warned parties adamant on exceeding the proper limits of their political mantra, defaming the National Action Charter and the constitution.

It cautioned against any affront to segments of Bahraini society, which is based on the spirit of unity.

It also appealed to all parties to commit to "constructive dialogue emanating from our social values and principles".

"His Majesty King Hamad misses no opportunity in stressing the need to avoid defaming individuals and families," Cabinet Affairs Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Ateyatala Al Khalifa said.

The manager of the Gulf Air Club has been sacked following its premises being used by Al Wefaq to hold its general assembly, reports our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej.
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I wonder what happened, anybody know!??

What did al wefaq say!?
Hahhaha, no the internet is a totally different story..

Anyways, i wouldn't be too surprised... I don't support defamation of characters.. And one should be careful about what he/she says about the Charter and Constitution.. But i don't think we should get all over-sensitive...

Although i'm not sure what was said.. So i can't defend or support anybody or group..

And you better believe it Kuwaiti, hehe.. Its no WWE.. I don't think we're as 'bad' as Kuwait yet, but we have more organized political parties... And as elections are looming, its become normal for (opposition) parties to speak out more freely and more 'strongly'..

During the campaigning which should start in a few months, we'll probably hear and see a lot of interesting things and slamming.. lol.. It gets really interesting.. Its like the country is suddenly more free.. Cuz there's an int'l media spotlight cast on the country and the government has to be extra cautious about arresting ppl for strong words or criticisms..

Except for the King (who cannot be insulted, as per the constitution)... One should be able to say anything, as long as its not defamatory, or inciting of dis-unity, etc... And inciting hate against 'regimes' is usually sorta illegal.. Not tolerated in most countries..

Don't underestimate Bahrain Kuwaiti.. hehe..

I'm still curious about what was said though.. lol..
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Hahaha, the higher freedom of speech is just going to be temporary :tongue2:

And i don't mean to be finicky, but u mean underestimate, not 'undermine'.. hahah.. although i get u, close enough meaning..

And yeah, we're all disappointed about the internet.. We're still trying.. But i'm away right now, so i'm not verrry bothered.. :)

It was just a political silly thing that isn't even worth getting into or dissecting, hopefully they'll get over it, and it'll just be a phase, seeing as we were doing well enough before i believe.. Its not needed.. Totally unnecessary...
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MANAMA, Jan 20 (NNN-KUNA) -- Yemeni President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi arrived Saturday in the Kingdom of Bahrain to hold talks with King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa on bilateral relations and to discuss development in the region and international arena.

Upon arrival, President Hadi was received by King Hamad, Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa and other high ranking officials.
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