Winning the initiative: A Saudi timetable for elections and reform

Issue 730 - 19 Mar 2004
Reformists petitioning for change may take heart: municipal elections could take place sooner than expected. Saudi reformists believe the Al- Sauds will cede them the initiative in the face of conservative opposition, but an elected national assembly will take longer to emerge, and new arrests suggest liberal reformists remain vulnerable to reaction.

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