Next Qatari general election

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The first general elections for the Consultative Assembly were planned in Qatar for the second half of 2013,[1] but were "in effect indefinitely postponed" in June 2013 after the retiring Emir extended the Consultative Assembly's term, prior to transferring power to his son.[2]

Electoral system[edit]

Men and women aged over 18 are eligible to vote for 30 of the 45 seats in the Consultative Assembly according to the 2003 Constitution of Qatar.[3][4]


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  2. ^ "Qatar emir hands power to son, no word on prime minister". Reuters. 2013-06-25. 
  3. ^ "Qatar elections to be held in 2013 - Emir". BBC News. 2011-11-01. Archived from the original on 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  4. ^ Agarwal, Hina (2011-11-09). "Qatar to hold elections in 2013". Arabian Gazette. Archived from the original on 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2012-01-07.