2011 FDA Global Electoral Fairness Audit of Bahrain

Bahrain received a failing overall score of 0 percent for electoral fairness. The score means that the constitutional and legislative basis for Bahrain’s political system is completely unfair. Though some of Bahrain’s laws are electorally fair, this fairness is canceled out by the kingdom’s severe restrictions on political societies and political content, and the powerlessness of the elected Council of Deputies over the kingdom’s executive branch of government.