Guests make a video using their smart phones during a projection display of Gulf Air's new activites during the launch of the Gateway Gulf at Manama, Bahrain, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Bahrain's Parliament approved a bill Sunday barring members of dissolved opposition groups from running in elections ahead of parliamentary polls this year.The Shura Council, Parliament's upper house, passed the draft bill that bans leaders and members of political associations dissolved by the judicial system from standing in elections "due to their serious violations of the constitution and laws of the kingdom," state news agency BNA reported.Main opposition groups, including Al-Wefaq, boycotted the last parliamentary elections held in 2014 to protest what they described as an unfair electoral system.
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