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The Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani’s announcement yesterday, during his address to the 40th session of the Advisory Council, that Qatar will hold national elections in 2013 has put the country in the forefront of change. It is a major milestone in the history of Qatar.
In 1995, when the Emir took over the country’s reins, his goal was to put Qatar on the international map in the field of democracy, media and economy.
In accordance with his vision, Qatar became one of the richest and fastest growing countries in the world and the once-obscure nation secured a prominent place on the global stage.