Bahrain majority Shiite population is ruled by anti-reform minority Sunni oil dictatorship
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News about the struggle for democracy in Bahrain. According to Freedom House, the "2002 constitution gives the king power over the executive, legislative, and judicial authorities". Repression and a lack of democracy for the majority Shiite population is source of ongoing tension. Also check out our section on World Democracy and our articles on the Arab Spring and the Middle East.
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