ABU DHABI: For the first time in history, those selected by the rulers of the seven emirates (which make up the UAE) went to the polls to choose half of the country's Federal National Council or FNC!
Although only a tiny percentage of the population have been invited to vote at these elections, the government has been keen to point out that this is a starting point on the route to broader political participation...
al-Sharja, Ajman, Umm al-Quain and al-Fujaira
Now, Saudi Arabia too, has lifted restrictions to allow Women to vote and run in chamber of commerce elections...Changes for the Kingdom, are as gradual and welcome for the Saudi people, as were in the first stages of all Democracy. (United Kingdom etc.)
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This may solve a desperate need to end militant conflicts in Iraq (by restoring law and order) and also enable a sound arbitration towards King's Peace plan for Palestine. A move which would enable US to disengage its position (and clear up several inaccuracies, too.)
Sultan bin Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
Prince Turki Al-Fasial
Prince Abdel-Rahman | Bandar bin Sultan