Bahrain Opposition Blasts Electoral Turnout Figure

November 23, 2014 2:41 PM

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Bahrain's leading Shiite opposition group has criticized the government's claim that more than half of registered voters participated in the first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago.

Opposition groups boycotted Saturday's elections because they accuse the government of failing to enact political reforms in the wake of widespread 2011 protests. The Shiite-majority country is ruled by a Sunni monarchy.

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