Next Qatari general election

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The first general elections for the Consultative Assembly were scheduled to be held in Qatar for the second half of 2013,[1] but were postponed in June 2013, and have been delayed until at least 2016.[2] In June 2016 they were effectively postponed to at least 2019.[3]

Background[edit]

The elections were originally scheduled to be held in the last six months of 2013, but were postponed prior to the retiring Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani transferring power to his son Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.[4] The Consultative Assembly's term was extended until 2016 [5] and then until 2019.[3]

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.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emir: Qatar to hold first legislative elections in 2013 Doha News, 1 November 2011
  2. ^ Advisory Council’s term extended until 2016 amid government transition Doha News, 2 July 2013
  3. ^ a b Legislative elections in Qatar postponed until at least 2019 Doha News, 17 June 2016
  4. ^ "Qatar emir hands power to son, no word on prime minister". Reuters. 2013-06-25.
  5. ^ Postponing democracy: Qatar’s modernization attempts fail without inclusive political institutions An-Nahar, 18 December 2014
  6. ^ "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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ 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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)