Tuesday, November 15, 2005

More reform in the Arab world 

This time it is from the top down. The Emirates Economist reports that reform is nigh in the United Arab Emirates.
A major declaration on political reforms in the UAE is expected to be announced by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan "within months", it has been revealed....

A highly placed source confirmed to Gulf News that work was going on at the topmost levels on the planned reforms. "Women will be able to elect, and be elected to, government positions. There will be a complete change in the political scenario next year. Top officials are already working on this project," the source said.

As my grandmother used to say, "every little bit helps."


By Blogger John B. Chilton, at Sat Nov 19, 12:11:00 AM:

I'd be interested in what your readers think about quotas for women. Here's an example an appeal for such a policy:
Saudi female candidates call for chamber seat quota :: gulfnews.com: Region  

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