| 8 February 2023, Wednesday |

Qatar sets Oct. 2 for first legislative elections

Qatar’s emir issued a decree on Sunday in which he declares that Qatar’s first legislative polls for two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council will be held on Oct. 2.
Qataris will elect 30 members of the 45-seat body while Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will continue to appoint the remaining 15 members. The Council will have legislative authority and approve general state policies and the budget.