TITLE

The democratic deficit

AUTHOR(S)
Ford, Neil
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Middle East;Jan2005, Issue 352, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the steps taken towards representative government by countries like Qatar and pressure from Washington itself have all given prominence to the issue of Middle Eastern democracy in recent months. Emir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah issued a decree enfranchising women in 1999, but unfortunately this was subsequently rejected by the National Assembly. Lebanese women have been enfranchised and enjoyed the right to stand for election for over 50 years The government is elected by universal adult suffrage, although there is some weighting of votes to ensure that Christians and Muslims are equally represented.
ACCESSION #
15629723

 

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