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Fatima Salman is first Gulf woman elected to a municipal council

October 31, 2010
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Fatima Salman is first Gulf woman elected to a municipal council

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/fatima-salman-is-first-gulf-woman-elected-to-a-municipal-council-1.704341 Fatima Salman has set a new standard for Bahrain and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries as the first woman to be elected to a municipal council. Fatima, an independent candidate, achieved her feat in style in Muharraq, Bahrain’s second largest city and the bastion of liberal and Sunni Islamist societies.
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Fact file: Bahrain’s 40 MPs in 2010 -2014

October 31, 2010
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/fact-file-bahrain-s-40-mps-in-2010-2014-1.704350 Capital Governorate Constituency 1 – Adel Al Assoomi (Independent) Re-elected Constituency 2 – Khalil Al Marzouq (Al Wefaq) Re-elected Constituency 3 – Hadi Al Mousawi (Al Wefaq) replaces Jassim Al Momin (Al Wefaq) Constituency 4 – Abduljalil Khalil (Al Wefaq) Re-elected Constituency 5 – Mohammad Mizal (Al Wefaq) Re-elected Constituency 6 – Abdul...
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Bahrain voters usher in new look chamber

October 31, 2010
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Bahrain voters usher in new look chamber

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/bahrain-voters-usher-in-new-look-chamber-1.704544 Bahrain’s voters have ushered in a new-look lower chamber that has changed in character from religious conservative to business-friendly, final results indicate. The two largest Sunni religious societies continued in the second round on October 30, the slide they started in the first phase on October 23. They won a total of five...
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Bahrain’s 2010 elections: The winners and losers

October 31, 2010
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/bahrain-s-2010-elections-the-winners-and-losers-1.704494 Winners: Fatima Salman – The activist became the first woman in the Gulf Cooperation Countries to get elected to a municipal council. Independent candidates: They made history by clinching 17 of the 40 seats. A combination of liberals and business-oriented lawmakers, they are expected to boost economy-related legislation in the lower chamber. Al...
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Qatar plans to launch students’ parliament

October 31, 2010
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/qatar-plans-to-launch-students-parliament-1.704348 Qatar’s Independent Schools might soon launch a students’ parliament in a move to prepare young people for active political participation in nation-building. Sa’ad Bin Ebrahim Al Mahmoud, the education minister, told a group of students on Saturday that he was about to recommend that the operators of independent schools pave the way to...
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Qatar denies reports of cheetah on the prowl

October 31, 2010
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/qatar-denies-reports-of-cheetah-on-the-prowl-1.704356 There is no cheetah on the prowl, Qatar public have been reassured – despite several reports of cheetah sitings in the area under the jurisdiction of the North Security Department (NSD). North Security Department director Brigadier Ali Mohammad Al Nuaimi was quoted in the local media as saying: “It is just allegations and...
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King Hamad accepts government’s resignation

October 31, 2010
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King Hamad accepts government’s resignation

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/king-hamad-accepts-government-s-resignation-1.704489 Bahrain’s government on Sunday submitted its resignation to King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa, a day after the end of the quadrennial parliamentary and municipal elections. The resignation was accepted by the King who requested Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the prime minister, to assume the interim day-to-day ministerial responsibilities until the...
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Bahrain’s king congratulates first woman municipal councilor on her win

October 31, 2010
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/bahrain-s-king-congratulates-first-woman-municipal-councilor-on-her-win-1.704508King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa on Sunday congratulated Fatima Salman on becoming the first woman in Bahrain to get elected to a municipal council. “Your win reflects the advances Bahrain has achieved towards further development and prosperity,” King Hamad told Fatima in a personal cable of congratulations. “It is an outstanding result of...
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Sabah is confident she can secure victory

October 30, 2010
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/al-dossary-is-confident-she-can-secure-victory-1.703758 Why didn’t I win in the first round? For Sabah Al Dossary, the answer is the presence of too many candidates in the constituency. On Saturday, when there is only one opponent, she will prove her point. Sabah has courage. Enough courage to brave hostile prejudices that gripped Muharraq community and walk in...
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Al Asala leader rules out alliance with liberals ahead of today’s poll

October 30, 2010
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/al-asala-leader-rules-out-alliance-with-liberals-ahead-of-today-s-poll-1.703756 Adel Al Mouawda, a prominent politician from Al Asala, the Salafi society, has ruled out an alliance with liberals ahead of the second round of elections today in Bahrain. “The allegations that I was working out a deal with the liberals are unfounded and lack credibility,” Al Mouawda said. “There is no change...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
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  • University of Bahrain
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  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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