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Shura Council Elections

Reform at home and soft power abroad: Amir Tamim sets out Qatar’s priorities

In what has been described as a “historic” moment for Qatar, the Gulf state’s amir addressed the country’s first ever elected Shura Council on Wednesday. On 26 October, the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani...

Amir Tamim orders ‘legal amendments’ to promote equality among Qataris at first Shura Council session

30 members of the country's legislative body were elected by the people on 2 October. Qatar's Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani inaugurated the opening session for the country's first-ever elected Shura Council on Tuesday,...

Shura Council elects speaker, deputy speaker during first session

The amir appointed Ahmed Nasser Ibrahim Al-Fadala as the Shura Council’s secretary-general earlier this month. The Shura Council elected Hassan bin Abdullah Al-Ghanim as its speaker and Hamda bint Hassan Al Sulaiti as his deputy...

Qatar’s amir finalises Shura Council appointments

Two women were appointed to complete the legislative body Qatar's Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani appointed the remaining 15 Shura Council members on Thursday under Amiri Decision No. 56 of 2021, completing the...

Qatar’s amir appoints secretary-general for newly-elected Shura Council

The Gulf state held its first legislative elections on 2 October. Qatar's Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani appointed Ahmed Nasser Ibrahim Al-Fadala as the Shura Council's secretary-general, replacing his predecessor Fahad bin Mubarak...

‘Where are the women?’ Female candidates, voters react to Shura Council election results

Qatar’s first elected Shura Council failed to include women members.   At least 26 women were on the list of candidates for Qatar’s first Shura Council elections, however "disappointing" results failed to name a single female...
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