Opposition MPs quit in Bahrain

2011-03-29 17:11

Manama - Bahrain's parliament has formally accepted the resignations of 11 lawmakers from the Shi'ite opposition.

State-run Bahrain News Agency says the 40-member house on Tuesday approved the resignations of 11 al-Wefaq legislators.

They and seven other al-Wefaq lawmakers submitted resignations last month over the deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters in the tiny island Gulf nation. BNA says parliament postponed deliberations on the six other resignations.

Bahrain's parliament, the only elected body, holds limited authority. All the country's decisions - including appointment of government ministers - rest with the Sunni monarch.

Bahrain has declared emergency rule and invited Saudi-led troops to help quell a month of Shi'ite-led protests demanding greater freedoms.

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