Oman holds first municipal elections

Issue 939 - 24 Jan 2013 | 1 minute read

Oman held its first ever nationwide municipal council elections on 22 December, part of a series of reforms promised by Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said in 2011, when he faced significant popular unrest. The government has presented the elections as proof Oman is making steady progress towards greater citizen participation, but it is not clear how much influence the advisory councils will have.

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