A joint session of Bahrain’s elected Lower House of Parliament and appointed Upper Chamber listen to Bahraini Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, seen on screen and seated center right at speakers’ desk, Manama.
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King Hamad has set a November 24 date for Bahrain's parliamentary elections after banning members of dissolved opposition parties from running.In a copy of the royal decree published Monday on the official BNA news agency, King Hamad urged eligible voters to elect members of the 40-seat lower house of parliament.However, the upper chamber, or Consultative Council, which is appointed by the king and has the same number of members, has the power to block legislation by the lower house.
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