Qtar takes another step towards democracy.

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/04/27/qatar.vote/index.html

This is just what the Middle East needs: more democracies. Screw the crazy old extremist clerics.:p

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Considerable powers stay in the hands of the ruling family. The emir remains the head of state, a role that will stay within the Al Thani family.

    Under the draft constitution, the emir would also have the right to reject any law proposed by the council, but would be required to approve the legislation if resubmitted by the council with a two-thirds majority vote.

    Sounds familiar...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They're building this huge campus which will be run by the best schools in the world. So you'll be able to stay in Qtar but get your degree from Princeton or something.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This might explain the democracy move.

    The United States is shifting its major air operations center for the Middle East from Saudi Arabia to Qatar, the first step in what is likely to be a significant reduction of American forces in Saudi Arabia and a realignment of American military presence in the region, senior military officials said today.

    The day-to-day responsibility for overseeing hundreds of air missions in Iraq and the Middle East will be transferred this week from Prince Sultan Air Base near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to a backup headquarters the United States built last year at Al Udeid Air base in Qatar, senior officials said.
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