The parliamentary elections which are to be held in November 2014 are a vital opportunity for re-energizing the democratic process; particularly after the 2012 Constitutional Amendments for empowering elected MPs. The opposition’s threat to boycott these elections risks prolonging the political crisis and deepening divisions within society. This is a bad decision for those who want Bahrain to move forward.
Most Bahrainis support reform, not revolution. Although there is still much to be achieved, King Hamad has put Bahrain on the path towards a reformed Constitutional Monarchy. Bahrainis today enjoy a wider range of rights and privileges compared to just 10 years ago....