Soddies to hold elections?
Probably rigged. But it does bode well for Chicago and Boston.
(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy, announced Monday it would hold its first elections to vote for municipal councils, seen as the first concrete political reform in the Gulf Arab state. The announcement by the cabinet followed growing demands by reformists on
dictator de facto ruler Saud roâSaud Crown Prince Abdullah to allow wider political participation, elections and freedom of expression in the conservative Muslim kingdom. In taking this action, Saudi Arabia has joined a growing trend toward experiments in democracy in other Gulf Arab countries. The decision also coincided with the opening of the first human rights conference in Riyadh.
Are they for real? Nah, didnât think so
Posted by: Atrus 2003-10-13