On Int'l Day of Democracy: Al-Wefaq Says Bahraini Authorities Prevent Tens of Thousands from Participating in Elections
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that the Bahraini authorities prevented citizens from political participation, noting that the country returned to the worst political reality since before independence.
Al Wefaq: Bahrainis Demand Transition to Democracy and State of Justice
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that the demands of people of Bahrain are represented in political transition to a real democratic state based on the people's will with them being the source of all authorities and the establishment of a state of institutions and law.
Former Bahraini MP Ali Alaswad: Deficient Democracy in Bahrain: Between Dream of People's Sovereignty and Unilateral Decision-Making
The political experience in many Middle Eastern countries, including the Gulf states, is still growing towards maturity or is still far from the idea upon which democracy was built in developed countries, as individual or family rule is prevalent and there is no place for political partnership in governance.