Under Emiri Decision No. 56 of 2021, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani appointed the remaining 15 Shura Council members on Thursday, thus completing the country’s legislative body which will become effective when the decision is gazetted.
The Emir also issued Decree No. 48 of 2021, calling the Shura Council to meet for the first time on October 26, 2021.
The final Shura Council will contain two women, according to a list issued by the Qatar News Agency (QNA).
The ruling came over two weeks after eligible residents elected 30 members of the Shura Council, the country’s first judicial body, in the country’s first legislative election on October 2. Thirty people were elected, and 15 people have now been appointed. 233 candidates ran in 30 districts, with a voting turnout of 63.5 percent.
The appointed members of the Shura Council are:
- Yousef bin Ahmed bin Ali bin Omran Al Kuwari.
- Saad bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Ibrahim Al Muhannadi.
- Badi bin Ali bin Mohammed Al Badi.
- Mohammed bin Fahad bin Mohammed Al Musallam.
- Mohammad bin Mahdi bin Ajayan Al Ahbabi.
- Sheikha bint Yousef Al Jufairi.
- Ahmed bin Ibrahim bin Rashid Al Maliki.
- Saud bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Buainain.
- Saad bin Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Misnad.
- Mohammed bin Mansour bin Khalil Al Khalil Al Shahwani.
- Hamda bint Hassan bin Abdulrahman Abu Dhaen Al Sulaiti.
- Ahmed bin Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sabah Al Asiri.
- Abdullah bin Jaber bin Mohammed Libdah.
- Abdullah bin Nasser bin Turki Al Subaie.
- Omair bin Abdullah bin Khalid Al Jabr Al Nuaimi.
The Emir appointed Ahmed Nasser Ibrahim Al-Fadala as Secretary-General of the Shura Council on Sunday, succeeding Fahad bin Mubarak Al Khayareen.
The Shura Council was founded in 1972 by Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani, who was mandated under the modified Provisional Constitution to organize the contemporary Gulf state’s structure and institutions. The Shura Council consists of 45 members.