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Al-Wefaq Urges Formation of Nat’l Salvation Gov’t in Bahrain

15:49 - November 22, 2022
News ID: 3481364
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Bahrain’s main opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, called for a national salvation government to be established to introduce all-out political and economic reforms in the country.

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In a statement released on Monday, Al-Wefaq said that after a flawed election that was shunned by half of the people in Bahrain, making attempts to prevent the continuation of this trend is an important issue.

It said reforming the current conditions and creating a government that respects the will of the people are important measures that should be taken.

The new government should be able to create an initial agreement among different sides and assume the responsibility of implementing reforms and establishing dialogue and national consensus, the group added.

It also underlined that a new constitution should be agreed upon by all sides and forming the government and parliament should be based on the will of the people.

Earlier this month, Bahrain held parliamentary and municipal elections with ban on opposition candidates.  

Al-Wefaq was barred from the country’s elections. Rights groups described the parliamentary vote as ‘political repression’.

Bahrain’s top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassem had said participation in the parliamentary vote amounted to betrayal of the country.  

Opposition groups say the Al Khalifa regime, which refuses to introduce reforms and has normalized ties with the Israeli regime, is moving the country toward an unknown future.

 

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