Bahrain

    Al-Wefaq, Bahrain’s Shiite opposition group, won all the seats it contested in the country’s weekend elections, giving the group a slight gain in parliamentary representation, The Wall Street Journal reports. The newspaper says Shiites’ victory was expected as the group’s candidates ran in areas with big Shiite populations. However, WSJ adds that the weekend polls are slammed for unlikely giving Shiites, who comprise the majority of the country’s population, more power under a Sunni monarch.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.

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