Bahrain Opposition Injects Sour Note Into Hamad’s Royal Honeymoon

Issue 681 - 06 Mar 2002 | 6 minute read

Opposition groups, infuriated by the final shape of constitutional reforms announced by King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa—the former Emir who on 14 February promoted himself to full monarchical status—are pondering whether to boycott Bahrain’s 9 May municipal and 24 October parliamentary elections.

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