Bahrain Shiite opposition to boycott elections

October 11, 2014 8:01 PM

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Bahrain's main opposition Shiite group formally announced Saturday it will boycott the country's upcoming November parliamentary elections.

In a news conference, Al-Wefaq and three other groups in the National Democratic Opposition Parties said they will boycott elections because they say the government has not engaged in genuine reconciliation efforts. Al-Wefaq leaders previously warned on numerous occasions they would boycott.

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