Voter turnout reaches 63.5 percent in Qatar’s legal elections|News Ghana

Voter turnout reaches 63.5 percent in Qatar’s legal elections|News Ghana


Around 63.5 percent of eligible Qatari citizens participated in the Gulf nation’s first-ever elections for the consultative parliament, the Interior Ministry stated on Sunday.

A constitution validated in 2004 presented the surveys, which lastly occurred on Saturday after duplicated hold-ups. The elections were hailed by the federal government as “historic.”

The nation prohibits political celebrations.

Voters chosen two-thirds of the Shura Council’s members, or 30 prospects. The emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, will designate the staying 15 members.

Results revealed by the Interior Ministry revealed that no female prospects were chosen. According to the main QNA news firm, there were 26 ladies contending for seats amongst around 230 prospects.

The parliament will have some legal powers consisting of authorizing the nationwide budget plan, keeping track of the efficiency of ministers and preparing legislation. Decisions require a two-thirds bulk in the council in addition to the emir’s ratification.

The election triggered debate, as it restricted varieties of qualified citizens and those who can run as prospects, avoiding lots of naturalized people from participating.

The elections come one year ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, which is because of happen November 21-December 18, 2022.

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Voter turnout reaches 63.5 percent in Qatar's legal elections|News Ghana.

Voter turnout reaches 63.5 percent in Qatar’s legal elections|News Ghana