Next Qatari general election

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The first general elections for the Consultative Assembly were scheduled to be held in Qatar for the second half of 2013,[1] but were postponed in June 2013, and have been delayed until at least 2016.[2] In June 2016 they were effectively postponed to at least 2019.[3]


The elections were originally scheduled to be held in the last six months of 2013, but were postponed prior to the retiring Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani transferring power to his son Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.[4] The Consultative Assembly's term was extended until 2016 [5] and then until 2019.[3]

Electoral system

Men and women aged over 18 are eligible to vote for 30 of the 45 seats in the Consultative Assembly according to the 2003 Constitution of Qatar.[6][7]


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