130 Qataris to vie for 27 seats in Central Municipal Council election

Competition for seats on Qatar’s only elected body is expected to be fierce this year, with 130 candidates running for 27 seats on the board.

The official list of Central Municipal Council (CMC) candidates was released this week.

The high number of people running for seats (101 stood for the last poll in 2011) is in stark contrast to record-low voter registration levels for the May 13 election.
 
 
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Source News: Doha News
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