A controversy is unfolding in Qatar over one tribe’s anger at an election law.
Qatar’s first-ever elections for its parliament, the Consultative Assembly, will take place in October following several years of delays. Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, approved the laws governing the election last week. Anyone 18-years-old and over with a grandfather born in Qatar can vote. To run, candidates will need to be of Qatari origin and have turned 30.