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OMANIS HOPE FIRST LOCAL VOTE IS STEPPING STONE TOWARD CHANGE

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Hoping for jobs and democratic change, voters in Oman cast ballots in their first municipal election on 22 December, a sign of modest reform in response to protests inspired by the Arab Spring. Its other elections are for the Shoura Council, a body that has some limited legislative powers. Increased democracy was a main demand of protesters in Omani cities during the Arab uprisings last year, along with jobs and an end to corruption.

Protests erupted in several Omani towns early last year inspired by the Arab Spring uprisings, as demonstrators blocked major roads and went on strike demanding better pay, more jobs, action against graft and some democratic changes. But Sultan Qaboos remains a popular figure in a country that was mostly undeveloped and faced war in its Dhofar region when he seized power from his father.



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