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Bahrain Votes for Parliament, No Opposition Candidates Allowed

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Polls opened in Bahrain Saturday to elect a new parliament, but absent from the ballot is the country’s Shiite-dominated opposition, whose most prominent figures are serving lengthy prison sentences. Up for grabs are 40 seats in Bahrain’s lower house of parliament and 30 municipal council seats. Runoffs will be held next month. It’s the second election in Bahrain since mass protests led by the country’s Shiite majority erupted in early 2011. The government, which is ruled by a Sunni...

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