Bahrain stages controversial elections amid Shia boycott

RT
November 22, 2014

Source -RT Reuters / Hamad I Mohammed
Source -RT
Reuters / Hamad I Mohammed

As voters streamed to polling stations across Bahrain for parliamentary and municipal elections, the main Shia opposition is expressing its dissatisfaction with the political situation by staging a boycott.

Bahrain on Saturday headed to the polls for the first time since the 2011 uprising that pitted the country’s Shia majority against the Sunni rulers, a simmering conflict that continues to flicker to life today with periodic outbursts of protests and violence.

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