Well today is 23rd October 2010, the third elections since the National charter in 2002. Today approximately 320,000 voters will vote for 35 parliamentary seats after five were won by default without competition. With the democratic mood I’m in today, I decided to pick my own “fantasy 35″ to complete what would be a reasonable parliament from my point of view and from the slim picking in a big percentage of the constituencies!
The eye-catching features in this Fantasy 35 is that all three Waad candidates win their seats (including one woman, Munira Fakhro) and four other women win their seats, making it a whopping 6 women in office. This of course means that some Islamic blocs like Al-Wefaq, Al-Menbar Al-Islami and Al-Asala lose some seats whilst Independants keep a healthy 12 seats. Al-Wefaq are still the largest bloc with 13 seats.
I sincerely hope that the parliament looks a little bit like this, and if so, Bahrainis can feel a little bit more optimistic about their futures and the corrupted will break into a sweat.
Only a few hours will tell us what the parliament and what the next four years will store for us..
Do you agree with this fanatsy 35? If not, tell us who would you like to see instead!