May 27, 2011

Democracy Update!

Mimi is probably Oman's bravest blogger, talking about social problems and her own experiences.  Mimi's blog today has some thoughts on the forthcoming Shura elections in Oman:  How does a new voter know who to vote for, and even how to register?  There are four months to go, which isn't long when you think that many people will take a holiday in July and then be busy with Ramadhan life throughout August (good time for political campaigning I would have thought!)

Anyway, it's important to talk about this stuff - and I have been here.  Find out how to use your votes, and think carefully about who you give them to:  that person could be making new laws from October or even be a minister, so make sure you know that they want what you want!  Your vote is precious!

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