Angry New Yorker

Monday, April 28, 2003
Maybe there's hope yet for NYC's city council
After all, even little Qatar in the Middle East is going "democratic" according the CNN.

Qatar to vote on constitution.
"DOHA, Qatar (CNN) -- In what local media describe as 'a major step towards ushering in democracy,' Qatari citizens go the polls Tuesday to vote on the draft of a permanent constitution that would grant legislative powers to a largely elected advisory council. In this small Persian Gulf state, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamid Bin Kalifa Al Thani has called on all Qatari citizens over 18 years to vote on the draft constitution. If approved, the proposed constitution would create a 45-member advisory council, with 30 elected members and 15 appointed by the emir. [more]

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