The election will target two-thirds of the 45-seat advisors, or 30 members Shura CommitteeThe ruling Emir will appoint 15 members instead of appointing the entire committee as it does today.
Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, who is also the Minister of the Interior, ordered the establishment of an oversight committee, which will be composed of Ministry of the Interior Officials, the ministry said Twitter.
Qatar has held municipal elections, but has yet to announce the Shura Council’s electoral system law or determine the exact date for voting. Like other Gulf Arab countries, Qatar bans political parties.
Sheikh Khalid said last month that a draft electoral law approved by the cabinet in May would limit campaign spending and criminalize foreign funding and the purchase of votes.
He said that the world’s largest LNG supplier that will host the 2022 Football World Cup, this small and wealthy country has been divided into 30 electoral districts.
Qataris account for approximately 10% of the population of 2.7 million, most of whom are foreign workers.
Kuwait is the only Gulf monarchy country that gives substantive powers to the elected parliament. The parliament can obstruct laws and question ministers, but the final decision-making power rests with the ruler.
Bahrain and Oman hold elections in one chamber of their bicameral parliament, with limited influence.
Appointed an advisory body in Saudi Arabia. In the United Arab Emirates, the ruler approves which citizens can vote for half of the members of the advisory committee.