Bahrain: Ethnic Groups:Written question - 23382


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Asked on: 20 January 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Ethnic Groups
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the Shia in Bahrain accept the Al Khalifa government as the legitimate government of that country.
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 25 January 2016

Governance of Bahrain is a matter for all political parties in Bahrain. That is why we encourage all political parties, including Al Wefaq who boycotted elections in November 2014, to engage constructively in political dialogue in order to reach an inclusive political settlement. 14 out of 40 MPs are independent Shia who chose to stand and were elected in 2014 elections. 3 of these are women.

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