2018 Bahraini general election
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General elections were held in Bahrain on 24 November 2018, with a second round in some constituencies on 1 December. Considered by some to be sham elections, they followed a crackdown on dissent that included prohibiting members of dissolved opposition groups from running.
The 40 members of the Council of Representatives are elected from single-member constituencies using a two-round system; if no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the first round, a second round is held. Candidates had to apply between 17 and 21 October 2018, with 293 registering to contest the 40 seats.
Nine of the 40 constituencies had a winner in the first round, with the other 31 going to a runoff. According to the government, voter turnout in the first round was 67%, an increase from 53% in the 2014 elections. However, the opposition claimed that real voter turnout did not exceed 28%-30%.
List of elected members
|Capital First||Abel Abdulrahman Mohammed Ahmed Alasoomi|
|Capital Second||Sawsan Mohamed Abdulrahim Kamal|
|Capital Third||Mamdooh Abbas Ahmad Alsaleh|
|Capital Fourth||Ammar Ahmed Ghuloom Albannai|
|Capital Fifth||Ahmed Sabah Salman Alsalloom|
|Capital Sixth||Masooma Hasan Abdulhusain Abdulrahim|
|Capital Seventh||Zainab Abdulameer Khalil Ebrahim|
|Capital Eighth||Fadhel Abbas Ali Isa Alsawad|
|Capital Ninth||Ammar Husain Ebrahim Abbas|
|Capital Tenth||Ali Mohamed Isa Abdulla Eshaqui|
|Muharraq First||Hamad Ahmed Mohamed Saleh Alkooheji|
|Muharraq Second||Ebrahim Khalid Ebrahim Alnefaei|
|Muharraq Third||Mohamed Isa Ahmed Abdulla Ali|
|Muharraq Fourth||Ghazi Abdulaziz Yusuf Jaafar Almurbati|
|Muharraq Fifth||Khaled Saleh Ahmed Buanaq|
|Muharraq Sixth||Hisham Ahmed Yusuf Ahmed Alasheeri|
|Muharraq Seventh||Ammar Sami Ali Hasan Qambar|
|Muharraq Eighth||Yusuf Ahmed Hasan Hohamed Althawadi|
|Northern First||Kaltham Abdulkareem Jassim|
|Northern Second||Fatema Abbas Qasim Mohamed|
|Northern Third||Abdulla Ebrahim Mubarak Khalil Aldoseri|
|Northern Fourth||Ghazi Faisal Hasan Husain al Rahma|
|Northern Fifth||Sayed Falah Hashem Falah Abdulla|
|Northern Sixth||Abdulnabi Salman Ahmed Naser|
|Northern Seventh||Ahmed Yusuf Ahmed Aldamestani|
|Northern Eighth||Abdulla Khalifa Juma Abdulkarim Althawadi|
|Northern Ninth||Yusuf Zainalabddin Mohamed Zainal|
|Northern Tenth||Basem Salman Mohamed Salman Erhama Almalki|
|Northern Eleventh||Mohamed Khalifa Abdulla Husain Buhamood|
|Northern Twelfth||Mahamood Maki Salman|
|Southern Third||Ahmed Yusuf Abdulqader Mohamed Alansari|
|Southern Fifth||Fawzia Abdulla Yusuf Zainal|
|Southern Eighth||Mohamed Ebrahim Ali Muhana Alsisi Albuainain|
|Southern Tenth||Isa Yusuf Abdulla Ahmed Aldoseri|
|Source: Elections 2018 Elections 2018|
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- Electoral system IPU
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