Bahrain holds elections as Shi'ite opposition boycotts vote

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By Farishta Saeed MANAMA (Reuters) - Polling stations across Bahrain opened on Saturday for parliamentary and municipal elections, although the main Shi'ite opposition group is boycotting the vote. A total of 419 candidates are running, 266 for parliamentary seats and 153 in municipal council elections, but the elections are not expected to resolve political turmoil in the kingdom, where the Sunni Muslim al-Khalifa family rules over a population that is mostly Shi'ite Muslim. ...