First Woman to Win in the Council Elections

The recent elections were indeed a success. However, despite

the high participation of women in the elections it resulted in one woman winning an uncontested parliamentary seat. In the Council elections, only Fatima Salman was elected to a Municipal Council in the Governorate of Muharraq. The King of Bahrain sent his congratulations to the new Muharraq Municipal councillor saying: ‘we were content to follow the first female victory in the Bahraini elections, and we are confident that your victory constitutes a landmark stride for Bahraini women towards comprehensive development and renaissance in our country. His Majesty also paid tribute to Bahraini women’s vital role in society, hailing Ms. Salman as ‘a good woman for Bahraini women’.