Tashan, Bahrain

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Tashan (Arabic:طشان) is a village located in the Kingdom of Bahrain, on the western outskirts of the capital city Manama.

History[edit]

Tashan is situated 'constituency one' in the Northern Governorate administrative region.[1] The constituency is also the largest constituency in the country, with more than 17,000 voters.[2] In the 2010 Bahraini parliamentary elections, the constituency's seat in parliament was won by Matar Matar from Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, after obtaining a landslide victory of 85.7%.[1][2] The seat was vacated after Matar resigned as part of an en-masse resignation by 18 Al Wefaq MPs during the Arab Spring uprising in February 2011, in protest of an earlier crackdown on protesters.[3] By-elections were held for the seats were held on 24 September later that year, with independent Ali Hassan Ali winning constituency one's seat.[4]

The village was hit economically by the unrest, with traders reporting in March 2011 that there was a low turnout of customers.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Elections Results _ Bahrain 2010". Bahrain News Agency. 24 October 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Independents the biggest winners". Gulf Daily News. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bahrain arrests two former Shi'ite MPs". AP. 2 May 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  4. ^ See Bahraini 2011 by-elections results
  5. ^ "Traders in villages still suffering...". Gulf Daily News. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 

Coordinates: 26°12′36″N 50°32′46″E / 26.210°N 50.546°E / 26.210; 50.546