November 24, 2018 / 5:36 AM / 21 days ago

Polling stations for parliamentary elections open across Bahrain

CAIRO (Reuters) - Polling stations opened on Saturday at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) across Bahrain for 2018 parliamentary elections, Bahrain news agency reported. Polls will remain open until 8 p.m. (1700 GMT).

The government said 506 candidates are running in the election, including the highest number of female candidates. It expects a higher voter turnout than in 2014, which it put at 53 percent.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Michael Perry

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