7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
Local News

'Take part in polls' appeal

MANAMA: Those who boycott the upcoming parliament by-elections will have to bear the consequences of their decision, Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa said.

In an interview with Bahrain News Agency last night, he urged everyone to take part in the elections, saying Bahrain is seeking institutional and consensual work through the legislature.

"The parliamentary election process in Bahrain, including by-elections, is subjected to judicial supervision even if they take place in only one constituency," he pointed out, adding measures will be taken to prevent exploitation of houses of worship during the polls.

He said there is not a single expert who recommends boycott of elections, considering participation as the ideal way to build trust and achieve progress.

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