Qatar's emir approves electoral law for first legislative polls

The vote will be for two-thirds, or 30 members, of the 45-seat Shura Council

  
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 41st Summit in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia January 5, 2021. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 41st Summit in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia January 5, 2021. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS

DUBAI, July 29 (Reuters) - Qatar's emir on Thursday approved an electoral law for the country's first legislative polls due to be held in October, a year before the Gulf Arab state hosts the 2022 World Cup, his office said.

The vote will be for two-thirds, or 30 members, of the 45-seat Shura Council, for which a new law was also approved by Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Thursday.

(Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Alex Richardson) ((ghaida.ghantous@thomsonreuters.com;))


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