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A Step Forward: Qatar Elections and the Role of Women in the Shura Council

In November 2020, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar, announced that Shura Council elections would be taking place for the first time in 2021. The date was subsequently set to be on 2 October 2021. The list of candidates shows that there are 294 candidates representing different parts of the country, among whom 29 are women. Voters will elect 30 members of the 45-seat council, while His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani will appoint the remaining 15 members.

Join our panel of two esteemed and well-accomplished women who will put their views forward on the elections in Qatar and the role women play in the Shura Council.

Panelists: Her Excellency Reem Al-Mansoori Assistant Undersecretary, Digital Society Development, Ministry of Transport and Communications

Dr. Amal Mohammed Al-Malki Founding Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hamad bin Khalifa University

Moderator: Maryam Al-Naemi, CMU-Q Alumna, Class of 2018, Project Manager, IT, Qatar Petroleum

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