Bahrain: Elections

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, by which benchmarks the Government plan to assess the fairness and outcome of the Bahraini elections due to take place in 2018.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

We follow closely the political situation in Bahrain and will do so during the upcoming elections. As with all elections in the region and beyond, we will stress to the Government of Bahrain the importance of fair, open and transparent elections.

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